Asghar, Fatimah 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016
with Donna Vorreyer
Grace Church of Logan Square
Saturday, April 9, 2016
with Ladan Osman and Roger Reeves
Tea Project at Links Hall


Today, I broke your solar system. Oops.
My bad. Your graph said I was supposed
to make a nice little loop around the sun.

– Fatimah Asghar, “Pluto Shits on the Universe”

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Read this interview with Fatimah Asghar from Bitch Media:

Poet Fatimah Asghar Speaks About Survival, Language, and Diaspora

Fatimah Asghar’s poetry is brutally beautiful. Her stanzas are heavy with pain yet buoyant with light. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Pakistani and Kashmiri immigrants, Asghar now resides in Chicago and is a poet and performer whose work leaves you reeling and repeating lines to yourself the same way you memorize lyrics to a favorite song.

 How I played football
with the boys in the school park
& let my moustache grow longer
than anyone in my class
& isn’t that a type of girlhood

– Fatimah Asghar, “Mother”

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Watch Fatimah Asghar’s TedxRushU talk:

We Own All the Language in the World | Fatimah Asghar | TEDxRushU

Fatimah Asghar is a poet, performer, and educator. Prepare to be educated by her poetic performance. Walk away with a mind a bit more open and a perspective a bit more humble. Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, photographer and performer.

Watch the web series, Brown Girls, Fatimah Asghar wrote here:


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