Baba Badji is a Senegalese-American poet, translator, researcher, a Chancellor's Fellow, and PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
Ghost Letters, a book-length lyric sequence scheduled for publication in September 2020 with Parlor Press and Free Verse Editions. Ghost Letters explores the intimacy of private experience while focusing on the personal awareness of belonging. In ruptured storylines, it investigates networks of people in different registers across mortalities, Blackness, experiences of violence and hospitality, exile, history, and African myth. The Ghost Mother is a presiding presence throughout.