essays & poems


coming of age in arabish. finalist, Honeysuckle Press Chapbook Competition. 2018.

prayers for my father’s dementia. semifinalist, Button Poetry. 2019 & 2020.

individual pieces: 

litany for sarah” in ” I Want Sky: A Digital and Print Collection. Asian American Writer’s Workshop + Mizna. June 2021.

“To Patrick Swayze, Thanks for Everything! Mejdulene Shomali” Mizna. Queer and Trans Voices. 21.1. [Pushcart Nominee]

“my mother says this would have never happened if we stayed in Palestine.” Cosmonauts Avenue. March 2020.

i grew up with god in my mouth.” Split this Rock Poem of the Week. 17 December 2019. [Pushcart Nominee]

“Vernacular as Ethnographic Refusal” Copper Nickel. Spring 2019 Issue 28.

i am trying to be the right kind” and “i keep waking up in america.” Shade Journal. May 2018.

where does grief live” and “baba’s song.” Tinderbox. June 2017.   

here, now” and “coming of age in arabish.” Diode Press. June 2017.

i lose my teeth in a recurring dream” and “reasons I do not like to be touched.” The Pinch Literary Journal Online. May 2017.

Arab Men I Have Loved in Passing” and “City Animals.” Baltimore City Paper. August 2016.

“Sahouri Living,” “ Elegy for Zahra,” and “Recipe for Mansaf.” Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America. Spring 2014.

Storytelling: Or, Autoethnography in the Academic Industrial Complex.” The Feminist Wire. September 2012.

“Occupied” and “Chicken” Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America. Spring 2011.

harlequeer romances, a queer futurity project