Ashna Ali

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Ashna Ali is a queer, disabled, and diasporic Bangladeshi poet raised in Italy and based in Brooklyn, where they live with their sphynx familiar, Kubo. They are the author of the chapbook of poems, The Relativity of Living Well, a poetic memoir following their infection with COVID-19 and subsequent disability while working as a public high school teacher in New York City. Their poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Indiana Review, Split This Rock Poem-a-Week, Sundog Lit, Nat Brut, Zoeglossia, Kajal Mag, and elsewhere. They hold a PhD in Comparative Literature from The Graduate Center, CUNY, and teach adult online workshops on disability poetics and theory.

Your support gives me vital inspiration as I write for thirty days this month.

Tupelo Press provides the canvas; I bring my words, accompanied by a cohort of fine poets, writing thirty poems in thirty days, all ours to edit and submit as we wish. 30/30 poems have been taken by over 200 journals and featured in over 40 published chapbooks, all so Tupelo Press can keep publishing exquisite and diverse voices that might never be heard otherwise.

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