Dr. Saddiq Dzukogi

Mississippi, United States

Member Since: 11/08/2022

Saddiq Dzukogi is a poet and Asst. professor of English at Mississippi State University. He is the author of Your Crib, My Qibla (University of Nebraska Press, 2021), winner of the 2021 Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry, and the 2022 Julie Suk Award. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships from the Nebraska Art Council, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Pen America, and Ebedi International Residency. His poetry is featured in various magazines including POETRY, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Poetry London, Guernica, Cincinnati Review, Gulf Coast, and Prairie Schooner. Saddiq lives and writes from Starkville, Mississippi.

Twitter Username: @SaddiqDzukogi


  • Your Crib, My Qibla , University of Nebraska Press (March 1, 2021)


  • Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry(2022)
  • Julie Suk Award(2022)
  • Finalist Nigeria Prize for Literature(2022)
  • Gaffney Academy of American Poets Prize(2021)


  • Assistant Professor of English at Mississippi State University (August 2022 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Ahmadu Bello University (June 2015)
  • Doctoral Degree in English/Ethnic Studies/Creative Writing from University of Nebraska-Lincoln (August 2022)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Poetry