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with Fatimah Asghar

The last thing that made you smile

I got to hang out with my little cousins this week—they’re so cute and silly. We roasted smores and my youngest cousin was totally just covering herself in melted chocolate because she was trying to eat it all. That was pretty cute.

A secret

I love weird celebrity gossip.

The last thing you wrote

A poem called “If They Should Come For Us.” Post-Trump I’ve been feeling pretty afraid, as a muslim woman of color. The poem explores that.

Your favourite city

Chicago.

What you’d place in a time capsule

My journals. I don’t have a lot of journals or relics of my childhood writing from growing up and I really wish that I did. I would love to have them in a place that was safe.

Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, photographer and performer. While on a Fulbright studying theater in post-violent contexts she created a Spoken Word Poetry group, REFLEKS, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, BuzzFeed Reader, PEN Poetry Series, Academy of American Poets, The Margins, and Gulf Coast. She is a Kundiman Fellow and a member of the Dark Noise Collective. Her chapbook After was released on Yes Yes Books fall of 2015.