Published Poetry

“Tongues,” “my therapist told me to write in praise of myself,” “peacemaker i,” Brown Sugar Literary Magazine (Fall 2020).

“love love love,” “moon bhar ke,” “three footnotes from my interpretation of sykes-picot,” Thin Air Magazine (Fall 2020).

The Way of Small Things,” Blacklist Literary Journal (Spring 2018).

bad lungs,” Moonchild Magazine (Winter 2017).

divining,” Spectrum Literary Journal (Fall 2017).

One poem forthcoming in Honey Literary.

Published Essays

Iqra: The Command to Read,” Muslim American Leadership Alliance (Summer 2018). Reproduced at Waxes Poetic.

“Andhroon Shehr,” NU Writing Magazine (Fall 2014).

Mother tongue: Being an Urdu Lisper,” Featured by WordPress (Fall 2013).


Performance & Facilitation

Regular performer and community leader at SubContinental Drift Boston open mics.

Performed original poetry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (October 2018, October 2019).

Facilitated writing workshop for a small group on behalf of SubContinental Boston (October 2019).


Awarded second place in the Brown Sugar Literary Magazine poetry contest – peacemaker i (August 2020).

Shortlisted for the Judith Khan Memorial Poetry Prize for poets that self-identify as Pakistani (October 2019).