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Letters From a Young (Female) Poet
An Essay on Real Poetry™ & its contradictions.
On Live Tweeting Judgement Day & Other Ways I Fail at Documentation /
Summer Night Spent Cosplaying Ashanti & Ja Rule Or Something Else Resembling Happiness
Sugah Lump Prayer Interview (Akashic Books, 2017)
“I’m endlessly fascinated with the odds of being a specific person in a specific place at a specific time. The arbitrariness of it all.”
Sugah Lump Prayer (Akashic Books, 2017)
Pick a Sky and Name It
Exploring my poetics, writing journey, inter-generational influences and diasporic literature. Music selected by me.
The Black Muslimah Toolkit
A toolkit featuring: poetry, essays, black/muslim scholarship, interviews, music & more. Donation link within.
When Your First Therapist Is A Rapper
“It’s often said that black people, particularly low-income black people, don’t talk about mental health enough. Immigrant black communities, even less so. Yet, rap as a narrative tradition contradicts this oversimplification.”
SAND Issue 15
Small Talk / My Imminent Demise Makes the Headlines the Same Day I Notice How Even Your Front Teeth Are.
Small Talk / The Unthought Has A Comb
Two poems featured in the latest issue of Araweelo Abroad.
Araweelo Abroad x Momtaza Mehri
Interview for Araweelo Abroad conducted by Sagal Abdulle.
‘New Generation African Poets’ share the common thread of birth and immigration
Chapbook review in The Journal.
In Times of Division, Finding Refuge—And Fighting Back—Through Art
Chapbook sugah lump prayer featured in this piece by Tariro Mzezewa.
Three Chapbook Reviews from the New-Generation African Poets
sugah lump prayer reviewed for Ploughshares (Kimberly Ann Southwick).
Tomorrow I'll Be Twenty (a short)
Published on AFREADA: Africa's Literary Magazine.
of musk & misinterpretation
Two poems by Momtaza Mehri – And Other Poems
Bars Bars Bars / Mouthwash