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!
Hey all! Check out this poem in One Throne Magazine called Drown! Its super personal to me & will be forthcoming in my Chapbook, AFTER, debuting on Yes Yes Books this fall.
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 […]
Hey All! Here is a new poem of mine, from the perspective of a Jellyfish, in Drunken Boat. Click here! Best, Fati
So, I love Jenny Boully. I reviewed one of her books, The Book of Beginnings and Endings for Orange Quarterly here:http://orangequarterly.com/2012/03/the-book-of-beginnings-and-endings-by-jenny-boully-reviewed/ This woman is so brilliant. She always uses the form of the book to talk about the content. For example, in Beginnings and Endings every single page is either a beginning or ending to a story. She doesn’t […]
When I was in college, I borrowed Texture Notes by Sawako Nakayasu from a friend who had been assigned to read it for a poetry class. The book completely blew my mind and I find myself returning to it again, over and over. Since it was printed on a small press and I’m not sure how many […]
Hello Everyone! I’ve been reading a lot lately and wanted to highlight a book everyday this week that I feel like should be on everyones radar. The first one is: Allegiance by Francine J Harris “but, i am not all guilty. nor can i be all sea. this is just a bone song. one we can […]
Hello All! A lot of people have asked me recently how to be ‘un-gaurded’ in writing, how to allow yourself to reach a certain vulnerability in writing and performance that rings emotionally true. I love deeply personal writing: both hearing it and writing it myself, partially because I feel like I never really know about […]