Author of poetry collections Ordinary Heaven, Sillerman First Book Prize-winning The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony and a new work by the name of Exiles of Eden to be released May 7, Osman has a repertoire of work that is honest and powerful, said event coordinator Prof. Cristina Correa, English.

Award-Winning Poet, Whose Work Highlights ‘Race, Gender, Displacement and Colonialism,’ To Read at Cornell

“A voice like Ladan’s, I think, tends to be a bit hidden by … other voices,” said Prof. Cristina Correa, English, in a phone interview with The Sun. “I think what she’s doing on the page is very powerful, especially coming from a black woman in this country right now, an African immigrant voice, a Muslim voice, and also her attention to include visuals in her work.”

Spoken word poet Porsha Olayiwola shares her work in Klarman on Thursday.

Slam Poet Performs at Cornell

Award-winning spoken word poet Porsha “O” Olayiwola was invited Thursday to speak at a “Freedom Interrupted” lecture.