Fatimah Asghar

marlene lopez

Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, performer, educator, and writer. She is the writer of Brown Girls, an Emmy-nominated web series that highlights friendships between women of color. Asghar is a member of Dark Noise and a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. Her debut poetry collection, If They Come for Us (One World) grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. In its starred review, Publishers Weekly writes, “Honest, personal, and intimate without being insular or myopic, Asghar’s collection reveals a sense of strength and hope found in identity and cultural history . . .”