Sara Elkamel is a poet, journalist and translator living between her hometown, Cairo, and New York City. She holds an MA in arts journalism from Columbia University, and an MFA in poetry from New York University. Elkamel’s poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Yale Review, The Cincinnati Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry London, Poet Lore, among others, and in the anthologies Best New Poets ‘20 & ‘22 and Best of the Net ‘20. She was named a 2020 Gregory Djanikian Scholar by The Adroit Journal, the winner of both Redivider‘s 2021 Blurred Genre Contest and Tinderbox‘s 2022 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize. Elkamel’s debut chapbook “Field of No Justice” was published by the African Poetry Book Fund & Akashic Books in 2021.
Lives in USA
Translates from Arabic to English