Hope Wabuke

National Library of Scotland Scholar Award, National Library of Scotland - Writing

Hope Wabuke is a Ugandan American poet, essayist, and writer. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection The Body Family (forthcoming from Haymarket Books) and the poetry chapbook collections her, The Leaving, and Movement No.1: Trains. She has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA), the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Women Writers, The Poetry Foundation, The New York Times Foundation, Cave Canem, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Women Writers. Hope has been published widely in various magazines, among them The Guardian, The Paris Review Daily, and Guernica. Hope writes literary and cultural criticism for NPR and is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; she is also a former contributing editor for The Root, where she originated a column on African diasporic literature, and a founding board member and former Media & Communications Director for the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction.