News

Hi friends!

I’m excited to have a poem in the new issue of Winter Tangerine! You can read it here.

I’m also thrilled to start a residency with Twelve Literary Arts soon, giving me the opportunity to work with artist Naazneen Diwan.

I hope everyone is keeping warm 🙂

~ Noor

New Interview

IMG_20180807_175406_606Hi friends!

It’s officially August which means summer is (almost) over, unfortunately. On the bright side, it’s been a productive summer. I have poems forthcoming in Tinderbox Poetry Journal and Winter Tangerine this Fall. I’ve successfully completed about 50 poems this summer through the help of a poem-a-day challenge I did with some friends! I’m ready for the second year of my MFA to start through the NEOMFA and I’m excited to share this interview I recently did with the Akron Beacon Journal. Here’s to a great start to a second year!

Check out some of my favorite reads from this summer:

  • Odes by Sharon Olds.
  • The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde
  • Some Say the Lark, Jennifer Chang
  • Hard Child, Natalie Shapero
  • Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Ross Gay
  • Copia, Erika Meitner
  • Barbie Chang, Victoria Chang
  • Incorrect Merciful Impulses, Camille Rankine
  • The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton
  • Diving Makes the Water Deep, Zach Savich

See you soon,

~ Noor

 

 

Juniper!

Big thanks to everyone at Juniper Summer Writing Institute for a great week! ❤ It was so much fun being in Dorothea Lasky’s and hanging out with so many inspiring people!

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Interview

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Happy June!

Big THANK YOU to Josh Roark at Frontier Poetry for interviewing me about Diary of a Filthy Woman. You can check out the interview here.

So far, this summer has been super productive! I’ve been reading manuscript for The University of Akron Press and overusing our *HOLY SHIT* button! I’m feeling very lucky to be able to spend time with some beautiful work. Y’all have until June 15 to submit your manuscript!

Lately, I’ve been writing a poem-a-day and getting reading for Juniper Summer Writing Institute. I’m so excited for June 17 to arrive!

New Essay

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Photo courtesy of Literary Hub

“For many Palestinians, the permission to narrate one’s own stories in their own words has been at the root of struggle and survival, as important as delineating a physical space for existence” – Deema Shehabi, Zaina Alsous, and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha.

Hi friends,

I have a personal essay up on Literary Hub titled “Against Erasure.” You can check it out here. This last week, I helped contribute to a folio of Palestinian-American writers to respond to Nakba, or Day of Catastrophe, which marks the 70 year anniversary of Israel’s occupation of Palestine.  Please consider reading the folio, which you can find here.

Thank you to the following people for contributing and putting the folio together: Deema Shehabi, Zaina Alsous, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Tariq Luthun, Jessica Abughattas, Deema Shehabi, Summer Farah, Hala Alyan,George Abraham, Susan Abulhawa, Leila Abdelrazaq, Marguerite Dabaie, and Lit Hub for publishing the folio.