Hafizah Geter is a Nigerian American poet and writer born in Zaria, Nigeria. Her debut poetry collection, Un-American (Wesleyan University Press), was nominated for a 2021 NAACP Image Award, was a finalist for the 2021 PEN Open Book Award, and was longlisted for the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Bomb, and The Paris Review, among other publications. Hafizah’s full-length nonfiction debut, The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin, is forthcoming from Random House in September 2022. She is a literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit and lives in Brooklyn, New York.