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Najah-Amatullah Hylton 
(she/her)

Najah Amatullah has been writing and performing since she was a young girl. She wrote for several news and magazine publications from college to 2013 and she has maintained her own blog since junior high school.


Najah began performing poetry semi-competitively in 2010. In 2012, she presented her first solo show at Urban Roots, called “The Risk to Bloom.” Her first self-published poetry book went on sale in March 2014, carrying the same title.


In 2013, she began teaching secondary language arts in Oklahoma City and she currently works in education. She is also working on a master of arts in literature. Najah writes on commission, edits by contract, and performs and speaks when and where she is asked. Photos, quotes, and poems in progress can be found on her Instagram and Facebook pages as well as her website www.najahama.com.