Rasha Abdulhadi

Lance Cleland

Rasha Abdulhadi (they/them) is a queer Palestinian Southerner disabled by Long Covid. Their writing has appeared in FIYAH, Kweli, carte blanche, Anathema Spec,
Shade Journal, Mizna, Strange Horizons, and is anthologized in Mid/South Sonnets, Essential Voices: A COVID-19 Anthology, Snaring New Suns, Unfettered Hexes, Halal if You Hear Me, and Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler. A poet, fiber artist, speculative fiction writer and editor, Rasha is a member of Muslims for Just Futures, the Radius of Arab American Writers, and Alternate ROOTS. Their recent chapbook is who is owed springtime. Project Description: Rasha will be researching, writing, and revising their first full-length book of poetry, focusing on a series of counter-monument pieces written against major documents in Palestinian narrative–both
historical and contemporary, fiction and fact. Their work uses hybrid, found, borrowed, speculative genre, and invented forms to write against, interrupt, occupy, and speak between the lines of official accounts to tell untold, unimagined, and intentionally suppressed stories and to address and accompany unnamed and unattended grief, personal and communal.