Huffington Post brings you a listicle of five contemporary Muslim American poets.
1. Ladan Osman
Born in Somalia, Ms. Osman grew up in Columbus, Ohio. Her chapbook, Ordinary Heaven(2014), appears in Seven New Generation African Poets, and her full-length collection The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony(2015) won the Sillerman First Book Prize.
2. Kazim Ali
Mr. Ali is a British Indian poet whose collections include The Far Mosque (2005) which won Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award, The Fortieth Day (2008), and Sky Ward (2013).
3. Fady Joudah
Joudah is the son of Palestinian refugees. His debut collection of poetry, The Earth in the Attic (2008) won the 2007 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition and was a finalist for ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award. Other works include Alight (2013) and Textu (2013)
4. Tarfia Faizullah
Ms. Faizullah is a Bangladeshi American poet who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Midland, Texas. Her first book, Seam (2014) won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award.
5. Khaled Muttawa
Born in Benghazi, Libya, Mattawa moved to America as a teenager. His poetry collections include Tocqueville (2010), Amorisco (2008), Zodiac of Echoes (2003), and Ismailia Eclipse (1995).