Fatimah Asghar

Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, performer, photographer, writer and thinker who is almost always in-between two places. Her literary work hovers between prose and poetry, examining fact through a lyrical lens.In her time spent not being the clumsiest person in the world, Fatimah enjoys using different artistic mediums to play with traditional storytelling. Her work has appeared in Muzzle Magazine, The Paris-American, Drunken Boat, Word Riot, and many others. In 2011 she created Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first Spoken Word Poetry group, REFLEKS, while on a Fulbright studying theater in post-genocidal countries. She is a member of the Dark Noise Collective and a Kundiman Fellow. Her chapbook Rewind/Play is forthcoming on Yes Yes Books summer 2015. She currently serves as a member of the teaching artist core for Young Chicago Authors.