Writer | Artist | Educator
Author of the poetry collection
The Displaced Children of Displaced Children
forthcoming April 2018 from Eyewear Publishing
2017 Sexton Prize in Poetry
(Judged by Kimiko Hahn)
"Summer 2018 Recommendation"
of the Poetry Book Society
Read the opening poem
and the story behind it:
(courtesy of the Missouri Review)
FAISAL MOHYUDDIN is a writer, artist, and educator from Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children (Eyewear Publishing, 2018), winner of the 2017 Sexton Prize, and the chapbook The Riddle of Longing (Backbone Press, 2017). The recipient of Prairie Schooner's Edward Stanley Award and a Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, his work appears in the Missouri Review, Narrative, Crab Orchard Review, Poet Lore, RHINO, Tinderbox, Chicago Quarterly Review, Atlanta Review, and elsewhere. An alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's Teachers for Global Classrooms program, Faisal is a graduate of Carleton College, Northwestern University, and Columbia College Chicago. He teaches English at Highland Park High School in Illinois and serves as an educator adviser to the global not-for-profit Narrative 4.
The Riddle of Longing
(Backbone Press, 2017)