Fragmented Futures: Afghanistan 100 Years Later

I’m happy to be a part of this exhibition featuring art, music, writing, performance and more by artists from Afghanistan and the diaspora. “The exhibit, which runs until January 12, 2020, is designed to shift the conversation on Afghanistan and its diaspora, to focus on people’s everyday lived experience of extraordinary historical events. We at AAAWA […]

Chapbooks and Writing

Wrapped up a class at Parsons School of Design called Chapbooks and Writing. It was an amazing experience–a constant exchange of creativity and knowledge. I invited poets to talk about their process in collecting a body of work. Sahar Muradi introduced her chapbook Gates and taught the ghazal poetic form. Candace Williams read from her chapbook […]

Salaam Alaikum prints

Sahar Muradi and I’s collaborative prints will be exhibited at Bethany Arts Community. The exhibit will run from May 12 through June 10, 2018. “Salaam Alaikum” is a series of monotypes drawing lines from Muradi’s eponymous poem, which is concerned with how daily greetings take on new tenor in times of war. Here, greetings in […]

Fall Poetry Festival

I will be on a panel with Sahar Muradi at Hampshire College Art Gallery on Friday, September 15th. We will talk about our collaboration visualizing her poems. And I will be teaching a printmaking workshop on Saturday, September 16th. All part of the Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon. Come experience poetry!

City Lore

My prints are featured at City Lore Gallery, part of Poetic Voices of the Muslim World.  The exhibition highlights the poetic traditions from four major language areas — Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu — and introduces poetry from Asia, Africa, and diasporic communities in the United States.

Mexico

In November 2015, I was a resident artist at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico.  I lived, worked and explored with four talented women artists.  I screen printed my latest word on fabric purchased at the bustling town square–zócalo.  Emily Millichip made two shirts from the printed fabric.