Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: Altoona, Blair County
Awards: World Bank Fellowship, Victor E. Ward Foundation Crystal Award, Penn State Humanities Institute Fellowship, Penn State Institute of Arts (IAH) Fellowship, WISE Women of Blair County Literary Arts Award, Blair County NAACP President Barack Obama Award, Penn State AESEDA Collaborative Grant, Liberian Award
Poet Patricia Jabbeh Wesley is an English and Creative Writing professor who teaches at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Raised in Liberia, she fled to America during the Liberian Civil War, and her work aims to memorialize her life before the war and her experiences as an African woman and immigrant. Read more here.
"Patricia Jabbeh Wesley." Black Writers of PA. 2020. 31 August 2020.