Kaleema Hasan


Detroit, MI 48209

Author's Bio

kaleema hasan is a published poet, short story writer and essayist. She is also a performance poet. Most of her work addresses the many social issues affecting modern American society and culture. Writing interests include the areas of race, gender, sexuality ,social justice and romantic love. Performs locally and regionally at clubs, community centers, schools and universities, churches, mosques and other religious institutions.

1983: Flannel Shirts and Gin. 1993: Poetic Sketches, detroit series: WOMBPOEMS, poems l’amour ATROCE!. 1995: L’amour vria: Cela n’est pas Sorcier. 1998: Thorn Path.

OTHER JOURNALS: Solid Ground 1985, 1986.

“Beautiful Word Poet,” by Marilynn Sambrano, MetroTimes Detroit, November 6, 2002

Publications & Prizes

Maxis Revew (Marygrove College, 2005)
Poet In the House (Broadside Press, 2005)
Abandon Automobiles: Detroit City Poetry 2001 (Wayne State University Press, 2001)
Hipology: Anthology of Detroit Writers. (Broadside Press, 1988)
Nostalgia for the Present: Anthology of Detroit Writers (Post Aesthetic Press, 1985)
Jam Session

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
1.all that matters by Wayson Choy, 2. Poemas Clandestinos by Roque Dalton, 3. Just For A Thrill by Geoffrey Jacques , 5. From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate by Nathaniel Mackey, 6. As I Walked Out One Evening by W. H. Auden

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African American, Muslim
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Born in: 
Lake Commorrant
Raised in: 
Detroit, MI
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Last update: Mar 04, 2015