Harriet Levin Millan is a prize-winning poet and writer. Her two poetry books have been honored with prizes from the Poetry Society of America, The Barnard New Women Poets Book Series and the PEW Fellowship in the Arts. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and teaches creative writing and directs the Program in Publishing and Writing at Drexel University.
Her debut novel, How Fast Can you Run (Harvard Square Editions, 2016) is based on the true life story of a S. Sudanese refugee Millan met in Philadelphia through her teaching job at Drexel University and with her son helped reunite him and three other S. Sudanese refugees with their mothers. How Fast Can You Run was chosen as a 2017 Charter for Compassion Global Read and received an Independent Publisher’s Book Award.