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By Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi

One of three chapbooks produced as a part of Deep Vellum's Central Track Writers Project.

Publication Date: August 30, 2019

Biographical Note

Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi is the founder of Dark Moon Poetry & Arts, a monthly series spotlighting the creative feminine and non-binary POC energies of North Texas. She can often be found on sidewalks using her typewriter to birtho poems for strangers or in classrooms unlocking the imaginations of children. She has been published in The Texas Observer, Entropy, The Boiler, Anthropology Now!, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured by WFAA, KERA, the Dallas Morning News, and others. Her first chapbook, Moon Woman, was published by Thoughtcrime Press in June 2018. 


Make a map a poem
Draw in pencil so glory can be erased
on paper as space tucks atoms
into a time capsule
No one will remove its top
We will be fuzzy in God’s memory
a dream She had and can’t quite remember
a wolf in a fairytale
but which one

This chapbook publication is brought to you by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs through a Cultural Vitality Project grant.