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Two poems featured in the latest issue of Araweelo Abroad.
Interview for Araweelo Abroad conducted by Sagal Abdulle.
Chapbook sugah lump prayer featured in this piece by Tariro Mzezewa.
sugah lump prayer reviewed for Ploughshares (Kimberly Ann Southwick).
Two poems by Momtaza Mehri – And Other Poems
Bars Bars Bars / Mouthwash
'making mistakes is a luxury many immigrant children feel they can’t afford. but how do you practice intimacy without the messy imperfection of being vulnerable?'
'Sometimes looking good is just that: looking good. Other times, it’s archival.'
Real Life is a magazine about living with technology. The emphasis is more on living.
netflix & chill.
i don't like shit, i don't go outside.
Poetry and spoken word have seen a slow-burn surge in popularity recently. From Ashlee Haze’s emotionally charged voice on the opening track of Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound, to Jesse William’s BET awards acceptance speech (which began as a typical audience address but finished somewhere much closer to a Slam performance) poetry has never seemed so powerful a medium in popular culture.