First Wave Scholar
Diya is a first-generation Pakistani poet from the Midwest. They were named the 2022 George B. Hill Poetry Prize winner and the 2020 St.Louis Youth Poet Laureate. Her work is featured or forthcoming in Foglifter, Adroit, The Offing, BAHR Magazine, and Emerge Literary Journal. Diya is currently studying Creative Writing and South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison through the First Wave program.
Following the keynote lecture, José Olivarez will take questions from UW students and the audience.