Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Sibyl James (Seattle) received a 2008 GAP to cover costs of finding a publisher. Her works seeks to combine the personal with conveying the sense of another culture to a U.S. audience, with the goal of expanding Americans’ understanding of the world beyond our borders. As a long-time activist in dealing with the U.S. government’s relations with Latin America, this is reflected through her poetry. Also present is the notion of being a “resident foreigner.”

Sibyl also received a 1988 Fellowship and GAPs in 1998 and 2001. Her latest work, The Last Woro Woro to Treichville: A West African Memoir, was published StringTown Press in 2012.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.