Movement No. 1 : Trains | Hope Wabuke

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dancing girl press, 2015


Born in exile to Ugandan refugees, Hope Wabuke is a writer, essayist and poet based in California. She is a contributing editor for The Root and a contributing writer for the Kirkus Reviews. Her work has also appeared in The North American Review, Potluck Magazine, Ruminate Magazine, Fjords Literary Journal, Salamander Literary Journal, NonBinary Review, JoINT Literary Journal, Weave Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Literary Mama, Newsweek’s The Daily Beast, Salon, Gawker, The Feminist Wire, Cease Cows, Kalyani Magazine, the anthology All About Skin as well as other publications.

Hope has received fellowships from Junot Diaz’s Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation,The New York Times, Cave Canem, and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Women Writers. Her work has been performed at the Kumble Theatre, White Wave Dance Festival, and Stage Left Theatre.

A graduate of New York University (M.F.A. Creative Writing) and Northwestern University (B.S. Film and Cultural Studies) Hope has taught writing at NYU and the City University of New York as well. Currently, Hope is the media director for the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. Hope blogs here and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.