Sojourner Ahebee, born in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, currently resides in between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Stanford, California. A student at Stanford University, she is pursuing a degree in Comparative Literature. She loves storytelling, good food, languages, and documentaries. Her poems have been published in Apiary Magazine, The Red Wheelbarrow, The Best Teen Writing of 2012, The Interlochen Review,Winter Tangerine Review, The Atlantic(online content), The Academy of American Poets:Poem A Day, Talking River Review, The Stanford Arts Review, &  West Magazine.  In 2013 she served as a National Student Poet, the nation's highest honor for young poets presenting original work. Sojourner was invited to the White House by First Lady, Michelle Obama, to garner her award. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling, listening to music from around the globe, and making films.

 

First Lady, Michelle Obama with the 2013 National Student Poets in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Sept. 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

First Lady, Michelle Obama with the 2013 National Student Poets in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Sept. 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)