Nightboat Books 10/2/2018

“…this wildly associative debut from Wadud works as a lyrical introduction to the phenomenology of border-crossing… What keep the book from becoming a catalog of unremitting horror are Wadud’s capacious heart, inventive mind, and diasporic imagination…”

Publishers Weekly

“Asiya Wadud’s debut collection, Crosslight for Youngbird, is searching, extroverted, and humane… her pity is the poet’s pity — trying to cup in her hands (to make cohere) the splintered pieces of an actual, human soul.”

Los Angeles Review of Books