Sibyl James

County: King County



Award Recipient 2008
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Sibyl James received 2008 GAP Award funding 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 GAP Awards in 1998 and 2001. Her latest work, The Last Woro Woro to Treichville: A West African Memoir, was published by StringTown Press in 2012.