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Asnia’s poems have received multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her work has been anthologized in Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket Books).

forthcoming:

“Rumsfeld Ghazal” — Apogee Journal

“Love Me / Love Me Not” — Poetry Is Currency

“Jeweler in Istanbul” — Poetry Is Currency

“Mr. Kemal Questions God” — The Massachusetts Review

“Free Fall” — CALYX

published:

“The Prince of Indian Summer” — Michigan Quarterly Review. Issue 61:3. July 2022.

Trees” — Michigan Quarterly Review. Issue 61:3. July 2022.

Second Love” — Michigan Quarterly Review. Issue 61:3. July 2022.

When the Occupying Troops Withdraw” — Typehouse. Volume 9, Number 1, Issue 24. April 2022.

Grandmother’s Voicemail” — Typehouse. Volume 9, Number 1, Issue 24. April 2022.

Liminallingual” — Cream City Review. Volume 45, Number 2. January 2022.

A Violent Bloom“. Empathy Media Lab. April 2020.

Freedom Bar” (reprint). Halal if You Can Hear Me. Haymarket Books. June 2019.

Shoemaker in Fallujah”. Image Journal. Center for Religious Humanism. Issue 97. July 2018.

“Winter in Aleppo”The Collagist. Issue 92. August 2017.

“Play”. River Styx Magazine. Big River Association. Issue 98. June 2017.

“A Refugee Contemplates Foam”. Nimrod International Journal. University of Tulsa. May 2017. 

“OD on 65th Street”. Mud Season Review. Burlington Writers Workshop. May 2017.

Arabic”. Dialogist. Vol. III, Issue II. February 2017. (Best of the Net nominee)

Spectacle in the Dark”. Juked. February 2017. 

“Waterboard”. Little Patuxent Review. January 2017.

“Who Are You Brother?”. Salamander Magazine. Suffolk University. Dec 2016. (Pushcart Nominee)

“Preference”. Salamander Magazine. Suffolk University. Dec 2016.

“Gul Bano”. Dunes Review. Michigan Writers. October 2016.

Versectomy”. Dunes Review.  Michigan Writers. October 2016.

“Eid at the Refugee Camp.” Bayou Magazine. Issue 65. March 2016. (Pushcart Nominee)

“The Bathers by Pierre-Auguste Renoir”. Southern Humanities Review. Vol 50.3&4. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. November 2015.

“Freedom Bar.” Spillway Magazine. Tebot Bach, Inc. Huntington Beach, CA: June 2015

“Flower.” Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public Radio Program. Benedictine University, Lisle, IL: June 2015. 

“Your Garden.” The Homestead Review. Hartnell College, Salinas, CA: May 2015.

Balls.The Columbia Review, Volume 96. Issue No. 1. Columbia College, New York, NY: March, 2015

“Like a Cat.” Digital Americana Magazine. Hand Fashioned Media, LLC, XXX, New York, NY: May, 2014 

“Seasick.” Booth Journal, Vol 7. Butler University, Indianapolis, IN: June, 2014.  

“Paraphernalia”. Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. Mobius Magazine, Madison, WI: December, 2013. 

“French Pout.” (Reprint). Regime Magazine, 2nd ed. Regime Books, Perth, Australia: November, 2013.   

“French Pout.” TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism, Issue 15. Trivia Magazine: October, 2013. 

“P for Patience.” TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism, Issue 15. Trivia Magazine, October, 2013. 

“Bastard.” TYPO Magazine, Vol 19. Typo Magazine, Springfield, IL: September, 2013. 

“Awe.” The Milo Review, 1st ed. Milo Press, August 2013. 

“Jasmine.” The Wayfarer, Vol 2. Homebound Publications, Pawcatuck, CT: June, 2013. 

“Hamza al-Khateeb.” Mandala Journal. University of Georgia, Athens, GA: April 2013. 

“Nuanced.” Mandala Journal. University of Georgia, Athens, GA: April 2013.

“Wanderlust.” The Maya Tree, Vol 3. Beaconhouse University, Islamabad, Pakistan: April 2013. 

“Socks on Socks.” Papercuts, 8th ed. Desi Writers Lounge, Karachi, Pakistan: January 2011. 

“Love Synthesized.” Papercuts, 8th ed. Desi Writers Lounge, Karachi, Pakistan: January, 2011.

“Unfair.” Timber Creek Review, 15th ed. MS Publishers, Greensboro, NC: December, 2009.

“Be a Traitor.” Timber Creek Review, 15th ed. MS Publishers, Greensboro, NC: December, 2009.

Interviews:

Discussing Quarantine with Rilke“. Empathy Media Lab. May 2022.

“Contributor Interview”. Nimrod International Journal. University of Tulsa. May 2017.

A Pursuit for Happiness“. Dawn Newspaper. Karachi, Pakistan. February 2017.

Book Reviews:

“Journeying Below the Line.” Papercuts, 8th ed. Desi Writers Lounge, Karachi, Pakistan: January, 2011.