Tim Fab-Eme is an engineer and poet who experiments with poetic forms on the themes of environmental and social justice. He is the Issue 7 poetry editor of Reckoning: Creative Writing on Environmental Justice, and Fall 2022 poetry candidate of the University of Notre Dame’s MFA programme. Tim loves exploring the wonders of Nature, gardening, and fishing in the mangrove swamps of his island home, Egun-Okom (Ogonokom). His work has appeared in About Place Journal, Reckoning: Creative Writing on Environmental Justice, Channel: Ireland’s Environmental Literary Journal; apt, Planet in Crisis Anthology, Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry, Land and Territory Anthology, The Malahat Review, Delmarva Review, New Welsh Reader, Magma; The Fiddlehead, FIYAH, and The Future of Black: An Afrofuturism & Black Comics Poetry Anthology, etc.

Tim studied engineering at the Niger Delta University and is presently pursuing a BA in English Studies at the University of Port Harcourt. Tim will use his time at Cove Park to complete a poetry manuscript on the environmental devastation in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. His other projects centre on the lore, myth, and experiences of marginalised folks and communities.

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