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Trans Arab Poetics

Poetry Reading with Amir Rabiyah and Trish Salah

Friday, May 7, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Amir Rabiyah was born in London to a Lebanese/Syrian father, and a mixed Cherokee and white mother. Their work explores living life on the margins and at the intersections of multiple identities.  Amir's first full collection poetry book, Prayers for My 17th Chromosome, is available through Sibling Rivalry Press. This debut collection was a finalist for the Triangle Publishing Award, and an ALA Over the Rainbow pick. Amir is also the co-editor of Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices and has published in numerous anthologies and journals. For more information, visit

Trish Salah lives and writes in Tkaronto/Toronto and is associate professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University. She is the author of Wanting in Arabic, which won a Lambda Literary Award, and of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1. Her writing appears in current issues of Mizna and Tripwire. She is editor of the Journal of Critical Race Inquiry, and is co-editor of a special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly on cultural production, and of the spring 2021 issue of Arc Poetry Magazine, focused on poetry by trans and gender non-conforming writers. 
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