Hey all! I did a Tedx Talk this summer on the power of poetry to make us see our world differently. The title of the talk is “We Own All The Language In The World.” Check it out!
Hello all! I am so pleased to have two poems up in The Margins, an amazing literary journal associated with the Asian American Writers Workshop. Both of these poems are very close to my heart. One is called “For Peshawar”, for the school bombing that happened in Peshawar in December 2014. The other one […]
Check out these poems of mine about Hermione and Oregon Trail in FreezeRay Poetry Journal!
Here is a poem of mine that was taken at NPS this year. Its in the voice of a serial killer, Gordon Northcott. I wrote it because it was a story that I didn’t understand, but one I couldn’t shake from myself. I wanted to write this poem to try and take a look at […]
Hello All, I wrote this poem over the summer when I was unemployed, broke and struggling to make it work as an artist. I’m really honored that it was published in one of my favorite online magazines, Word Riot. Check it out Here. xo Fati
Hello Everyone, Recently I gave a poem-talk at the Nantucket Project, a really brilliant organization that gathers some of the most innovative and interesting thinkers on diverse topics ranging from politics, to art, to business and environmentalism. Here is the talk that I gave below. Please check it out and let me know what […]
Hey Guys! I just got back from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where I had an amazing time with their First Wave program. We talked a lot about strategies about writing about traumatic events that have happened in your life. One of the main things that I think is really freeing in writing about […]
Hey all! It’s been a long time since I’ve given you a prompt, so I wanted to put one up here. I read this book a while ago and loved it so much. I decided to base this prompt off the first poem in this book, because I loved it so much. If you don’t […]
Hey All, A couple of months ago I wrote a poem for Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month old baby who was shot and murdered in Chicago while her father was changing her diaper. I read about the story while I was on tour in New York and just felt completely stunned- how could that happen anywhere […]
Holy shit. Holy shit! Ross Gay is so so so good. I was introduced to Bringing the Shovel Down by a friend whose writing I adore and from the beginning this book gripped me. The language in this book is so tight and each line break offers a new surprise, which is an incredibly hard feat for […]