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Sunday Salon Series featuring One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature

NYC | January 24, 2016 We’re kicking off 2016 with an event to celebrate the international anthology A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance and One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature. Join us in welcoming these wonderful writers to the Salon stage for what will be a compelling evening. Jimmys […]

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Langston Hughes: Poems, Photos and Notebooks from Turkestan

Langston Hughes: Poems, Photos and Notebooks from Turkestan (Honorable Mention, Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism (Poetry Foundation, 2015) Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, Series. Center for the Humanities, the Graduate Center, the City University of New York, 2015. Description: In 1932, along with a group of African American activists and writers including novelist Dorothy […]

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Cabul in Portuguese

Sometimes, it takes writing a resume to find some wonderful nuggets of your own writing out in the universe. I rediscovered this Portuguese translation of my poem, originally for El Globo magazine that supplemented an article by Toni Marques, journalist and now director of an international literary festival out in Rio de Janiero. This was […]

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Writing on the Walls

Kundiman Poets – Writing Race & Belonging: A Live Monument Over the summer, in the midst of research and rest of the summer, I was part of this poetry project with Kundiman poets. On Governor’s Island, we came together to write poetry on the walls. Part of Writing on it All project — 10 poets constructed […]

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Radio Interview

Poet extraordinaire Purvi Shah is now hosting a women’s radio show on Jus Radio. Earlier this year, she kindly invited me to talk about being a woman writer and being part of a team that founded UpSet Press. Here are my stories of how I emerged from public school ESL student to a grassroots indie […]

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