Poetry

Ali, Kazim. The Far Mosque. Alice James Books, 2005.
_______. Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities. Wesleyan University Press, 2012.
_______. Sky Ward. Wesleyan University Press, 2013.
Kazim often includes material related to Muslim identity, particularly in his debut poetry collection, The Far Mosque. He is one of the featured participants in The Poetry Foundation’s podcast “Five American Muslim Poets.” More information at http://www.kazimali.com/.
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Baraka, Amiri. Black Fire, an Anthology of Afro-American Writing, ed. by Amiri Baraka and Larry Neal. New York: Morrow, 1968.
_______. Black Magic: Sabotage, Target Study, Black Art; Collected Poetry, 1961–1967. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1969.
A poet and playwright, Baraka was one of the leading figures of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, and heavily influenced by The Nation of Islam. The anthology Black Fire (re-issued in a 2007 edition) is a treasure trove of works by writers in the Black Arts movement, including Baraka.
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Barakat, Ibtisam.
While she may be best known for the memoir, Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood, Barakat is also a poet. She is one of the featured participants in The Poetry Foundation’s podcast “Five American Muslim Poets”
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Hasan, Raza Ali. Grieving Shias. Bronx: Sheep Meadow Press, 2006.
_______. 67 Mogul Miniatures. Pittsburgh: Autumn House Press, 2008.
_______. Sorrows of the Warrior Class. Bronx: Sheep Meadow Press, 2015.
Born in Bangladesh, and currently an instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Hasan is one of the featured participants in The Poetry Foundation’s podcast “Five American Muslim Poets”
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Joudah, Fady. The Earth in the Attic. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.
_______. Textu. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2014.
Both a poet and physician, Joudah won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition for his work, The Earth in the Attic. He is one of the featured participants in The Poetry Foundation’s podcast entitled “Five American Muslim Poets”
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Kahf, Mohja. E-mails from Scheherazad. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2003.
Perhaps best known for her novel The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, Kahf is also a poet whose work explores the world through the lens of a Muslim immigrant woman.
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Mattawa, Khaled. Ismailia Eclipse. Bronx: Sheep Meadow Press, 1995.
_______. Zodiac of Echoes. New York: Ausable Press, 2003.
_______. Amorisco. New York: Ausable Press, 2008.
_______. Tocqueville, Kalamazoo, MI: New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2010.
This Bhengazi-born poet’s work addresses both global and personal themes. He is one of the featured participants in The Poetry Foundation’s podcast “Five American Muslim Poets”
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Rabiyah, Amir. 
Rabiyah is a queer-identified Muslim poet whose work addresses issues such as masculinity, faith, and politics.
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Sanchez, Sonia. A Blues Book for Black Magical Women. Detroit: Broadside Press, 1974.
A member of the Nation of Islam from 1972-1975, Sanchez was a feminist poet and writer deeply involved in the Black Arts movement.
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X, Marvin. Fly to Allah. Fresno, CA: Al Kitab Sudan, 1969.
One of the leading figures of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, Marvin X is an American Muslim playwright and poet whose works reflect both Black nationalist and Islamic themes.
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Salah, Tahani.
A Muslim-identified spoken word poet, Salah has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and is a member of the Nuyorican slam team.
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