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Bushra Rehman

Author's Bio

Bushra is co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Seal Press 2002). Her work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, KPFA, the Brian Lehrer Show and in The New York Times, India Currents and NY Newsday. Her work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Sepia Mutiny, Color Lines, Mizna, Curve, SAMAR, Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Ark Press), Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender (Temple University Press), And the World Changed: Pakistani-American Writing (Feminist Press), Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies (Kent State University Press), Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality (Seal Press, 2006). Her first novel Corona is forthcoming through Sibling Rivalry Press in July 2013. www.bushrarehman.com.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Seal Press, 2002)
Anthologies:
And the World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women (The Feminist Press, 2014), Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender (Temple University Press, 2014), Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith, Sexuality (Seal Press, 2014), Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion, Spiritualiy (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011), Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2010), Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies (Kent State University Press, 2007), Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith, Sexuality (Seal Press, 2006)
Journals:
Crab Orchard Review, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, Drunken Boat, Mizna: Prose, Poetry, Art Exploring Arab America , New York Times, South Asian Magazine of Action and Reflection , Stone Canoe, Teachers & Writers Magazine, Union Station Magazine
Prizes:
Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant 2012 Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency · June-July 2011 Cave Canem Fellowship· March 2011 & 2012 Cullman Center for Teachers Fellowship· July 2010 Kundiman · Writing residency· June 2010· Summer 2004 Hedgebrook Writing Residency · June-July 2009 Headlands Center for the Arts· September–December 2008 Soul Mountain Poetry Residency · June 2008 Barbara Deming Memorial Grant · May 2007· For work on a book of non-fiction Special Congressional Recognition · January 2006 · “In recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community” National Ethnic Media Award Finalist · January 2006· For “Our Little Secrets: A Pakistani Artist Explores the Shame and Pride of Her Community’s Bathroom Practices.” Norcroft Writing Retreat for Women · April 2000 · August 2003 · July 2004 Kundiman Asian American Artist Residency · Summer 2004

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Listing last updated: December 4, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
South Asian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Brooklyn, NY
Raised in:
Queens, NY

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