About

Zahra Gordon is a poet and writer with more than 10 years of experience. In her teens, she was a poet’s apprentice with the youth program, Arts on the Block and also staff writer and Foreign Desk Editor for Montgomery Blair High School’s award-winning online newspaper, Silver Chips Online. She has worked as a journalist with the Trinidad Express and T&T Guardian. and also been a contributor to Caribbean Beat and Island Vibes Magazines. Her poetry has been published in literary journals such as Amistad, Mantis, phat’itude, Kalyani, TRAUE and The New Engagement. Gordon is an alumna of Howard University where she majored in English with a minor in Caribbean Studies and worked with poet Dr. Tony Medina. Among Gordon’s featured readings are the Bocas Lit Fest, T&T National Library Week and the Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference. A fellow of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and the CaribLit Residential Writing Programme, Gordon was also a winner of the 2010 Furious Flower Poetry Competition. Her work was longlisted for the Hollick Arvon Prize for Caribbean Writers in 2015 and in 2018 was published in the anthology Thicker Than Water (Peekash Press).