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Sara McCranie

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 Poetry Magazine, Gulf Coast, The Paris-American, The Margins, The Offing, 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 the author of the chapbook After (Yes Yes Books, 2015). She is a Kundiman Fellow and currently serves as a member of the teaching artist core for Young Chicago Authors.