Hajjar Baban

Hajjar Baban is the 2017 Detroit Youth Poet Laureate and a First Wave Scholar at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is a Pakistan-born, Afghan-Kurdish writer and has recently performed at The Poetry Foundation in Chicago and the Gracie Mansion in New York City. Her debut collection of poems, Relative to Blood, is forthcoming from Penmanship Books. She spends most of her time avoiding running from herself.