As a young poet, she enjoys experimenting ruthlessly in her work with a distinct and unapologetic style of poetry. With a diverse background as a Jordanian-Muslim-American her perspective is unique and ever-growing, as is apparent in her poetry. Currently working towards an undergraduate degree in Political Science, she holds very high interest in modern politics and is passionate about the social issues that have troubled minorities for generations. Much of her work takes a subtle or outright political stance as she sees art as one of the best means to fight systematic oppression. Just entering the scene, much of her work has only been submitted to online blogs as well as her campus’ literary magazine, however she is eager to begin sharing her work with the world on a bigger scale. She hopes to have her own site up and running soon as the first step towards establishing herself as a poet and wants to have published her first chapbook before she is twenty years old. Her long journey with poetry has only just begun.
A displaced American trying to survive the rain in the UK (kidding, I prefer the rain). Sometimes-dancer, bad feminist, even worse vegan. She’s the author of two chapbooks, The smallest thing on Earth and Start with dead things, a split chapbook with Joshua Young. She edits poetry for the Adroit Journal, and is currently a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Cambridge, where she studies English Literature.
A Mexican-American poet from the Southwestern desert. One of her major goals for writing is to try to speak the multivalent voices of the women she grew up with—the mothers, daughters, childless women, aunties, and nanas who have become the voices of her writing. Her poetry is concerned with the complex relationships many Latina women have with family; it is both a liberating and subjugating force, can be both buttressing and repressive. It is both mythical and real. She is the author of Landscape with Headless Mama, and Protection Spell. Her chapbooks include Lifeline, The Daughter’s Curse (forthcoming), and Lieserl Contemplates Resurrection.