Leila Chatti

Credentials: MFA, North Carolina State

Position title: Mendota Lecturer in Poetry

Email: chatti@wisc.edu

Visiting Poetry Faculty

Leila Chatti is a Tunisian-American poet and author of Deluge (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) and the chapbooks Ebb (Akashic Books, 2018) and Tunsiya/Amrikiya, the 2017 Editors’ Selection from Bull City Press. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize, grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and Cleveland State University, where she was the inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Publishing and Writing. Her poems appear in The New York Times MagazinePOETRYPloughsharesTin HouseAmerican Poetry Review, and elsewhere.