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Fatimah Asghar

Fatimah Asghar is an award-winning poet, whose widespread collection of poetry, If They Come for Us, has created her international fame. Asghar in a Pakistani, Kashmiri, Muslim-American author, creator, poet, screenwriter and educator who grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2011, she created a spoken word collective in Bosnia and Herzegovina, REFLEKS, while studying theater in post-genocidal countries through a Fulbright research award.  She is the co-creater and writer of the Emmy-nominated web series, Brown Girls, which is a show that highlights friendships and change through women of color. She is a member of the Dark Noise Collective and a Kundiman Fellow and in 2017 she was awarded the Ruth Lily and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and was featured on the Forbes: 30 under 30 list in 2018. Her chapbook, After, came out in 2015 and If They Come for US came out in 2018. She has given a TEDx Talk and toured all across the country. As of April 16, 2019, she has published another collection with poet Safia Elhillo, titled Halal If You Hear Me.



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