Asiya’s recently completed collection, crosslight for youngbird, (Nightboat Books, 2018) is largely a retelling of the news and explores citizenship, nationality, mother tongue, and borders — real ones, imagined ones, made and unmade ones. You can find her pieces in The FeltThe Recluse, the PEN Poetry Series, Rattle, SUBLEVEL, Sixth Finch, Chicago Review (forthcoming, 2017), 111O/10 (forthcoming, 2017), and the Best American Experimental Writing (forthcoming, 2018). Asiya's work has been generously supported by Brooklyn Poets, Home School Hudson, the Dickinson House (Belgium), the Academy of American Poets, Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Asiya is also a New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship Finalist in Poetry (2017). Asiya teaches second grade in the daytime at Saint Ann’s School and English to recently arrived immigrants in the nighttime. Her chapbook, we, too, are but the fold, is now available from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs (2017). She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she loves animals.


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