Nazifa Islam grew up in Novi, Michigan and received her B.A. in
English from the University of Michigan. Her poetry and paintings
have appeared in a number of publications, including Anomalous Press,
A Baker’s Dozen, and Flashquake. Her debut poetry collection is
forthcoming from Whitepoint Press. She frequently updates her blog
Thoughts Interjected and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts
in poetry at Oregon State University.
For Erica Teevens
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