Asiya Wadud is the author of Crosslight for Youngbird, published by Nightboat Books in 2018 and day pulls down the sky… a filament in gold leaf written collaboratively with Okwui Okpokwasili (2019, Belladonna/ Danspace). Her collections Syncope (Ugly Duckling Presse) and No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body (Nightboat Books) are forthcoming in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Asiya teaches poetry at Saint Ann’s School and leads an English conversation group for new immigrants at the Brooklyn Public Library.