Sojourner Ahebee writes stories about African diaspora identities and the eternal question of home and belonging. A student at Stanford University, she is pursuing a degree in African & African-American Studies. She loves storytelling, good food, languages, and documentaries. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, For Harriet, Apiary Magazine, 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.  Her debut poetry chapbook, Reporting from the Belly of the Night, was released in August 2017.

 

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)