Fatimah Asghar

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Fatimah Asghar

Fatimah Asghar is the author of the full-length collection If They Come For Us (One World, 2018) and the chapbook After (YesYes Books, 2015). She is a member of the Dark Noise Collective and a Kundiman Fellow, and also the writer and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls. She lives in Chicago.


by this poet


Here’s your auntie, in her best gold-threaded shalwaar
kameez, made small by this land of american men.

Everyday she prays. Rolls attah & pounds the keema
at night watches the bodies of these glistening men.

Big and muscular, neck full of veins, bulging in the pen.
Her eyes kajaled