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    Sherry Shenoda

    Sherry Shenoda is an Egyptian-American poet and pediatrician, born in Cairo and now living near Los Angeles with her husband and two sons. She won the 2021 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for her poetry collection Mummy Eaters (University of Nebraska Press, 2022) and was shortlisted for the 2019 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. She is also the author of a novel, The Lightkeeper (Ancient Faith, 2021).  Read Full Biography

    Shenoda serves as a pediatrician in a nonprofit health center and has studied the effects of armed conflict on child health. She says her Coptic Orthodox Christian faith informs her practice of medicine, and her practice of medicine informs her faith, and both inform her writing.

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