Patricia Jabbeh Wesley
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley is the author of five previous collections of poetry, including When the Wanderers Come Home, Where the Road Turns, The River Is Rising, Becoming Ebony, and Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa. Her new and selected collection, Praise Song for My Children, was released by Autumn House in March 2020. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Harvard Review, Harvard Divinity Review, Transition Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, among others, and her work has been translated in Italian, Spanish, and Finnish. She teaches creative writing and African literature at Penn State Altoona.