We've all kept silent about painful things -- whether they're things that happened to us or things we've seen happen to others. By writing about them, we can start to defuse their memory and reclaim our agency, says writer Sakinah Hofler.Continue reading
Why you should listen
A former chemical engineer for the United States Department of Defense, Sakinah Hofler is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati studying English and Comparative Literature where she teaches courses on composition and creative writing with an emphasis on social change. She’s an advocate on infusing the arts into our daily lives.
Hofler is the winner of the Manchester Fiction Prize, the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, the Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction, and the Yemassee Poetry Prize. She has received funding from the Edward H. and Mary C. Kingsbury Fellowship, Albert C. Yates Fellowship, the Taft Research Center and the P.E.O. Scholar Award. Her writing has appeared in Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Philadelphia Stories and elsewhere.
She was born and bred in Newark, New Jersey.