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Poetry. African & African American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. An urgent and vital debut collection of poems that mixes ekphrasis with reportage to draw a new narrative of our present-day migration crises.CROSSLIGHT FOR YOUNGBIRD explores the slipperiness of borders, as well as borders' tentacles: mother tongue, language and mastery, citizenship and nationality, migration and flight. These poems are concerned with the demands we make on our body, the limits of those demands, and ultimately, how everyone inhabits space.
Best of 2018 @ EntropyChris Campanioni @ The Brooklyn RailRachael Guynn Wilson @ Kenyon Review
Asiya Wadud is the author of No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body (forthcoming in 2020), SYNCOPE (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019), DAY PULLS DOWN THE SKY / A FILAMENT IN GOLD LEAF (Belladonna*, 2019), and CROSSLIGHT FOR YOUNGBIRD (Nightboat Books, 2018). She teaches poetry at Saint Ann's School and leads an English conversation class for new immigrants at the Brooklyn Public Library. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA