Metta Sáma is author of le animal & other creatures (Miel Books), After “Sleeping to Dream”/After After (Nous-Zot), Nocturne Trio(YesYes Books) & South of Here. Her poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction essays have been published in Heir Apparent, Valley Voices, Puerto del Sol’s Black Voices Series, Literary Hub, Kweli, bluestem, Apogee,
All About Skin (edited by Jina Ortiz & Rochelle Spencer), Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation (edited by Lynn Melnick & Brett Fletcher Lauer), among others. She has served as special guest editor for Reverie, Black Camera, RedLeaf Poetry Journal and North American Review. She serves on the advisory board of Black Radish Books and the Board of Directors at Cave Canem and VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Metta is a Fellow at Black Earth Institute, the director of Center for Women Writers and an Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Salem College.