Sahar Muradi is a NYC-based writer, performer, and educator. She is the author of [ G A T E S ] (Black Lawrence Press), co-author of A Ritual in X Movements (Montez Press), and co-editor of One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature (University of Arkansas Press). Sahar is a founding member of the Afghan American Artists and Writers Association and co-organizer of the community garden reading series A Garden Variety: Poetry & Prose. She has been the recipient of the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award, the Himan Brown Poetry Award, a Kundiman Poetry Fellowship, and an Asian American Writers’ Workshop Fellowship, as well as a finalist for the NYFA Poetry Fellowship. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines, including Poetry Magazine, Drunken Boat, and Bone Bouquet. She has an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College, an MPA in international development from NYU, and a BA in creative writing from Hampshire College. Sahar directs the arts education programs at City Lore and dearly believes in the bottom of the rice pot.
Twitter & FB: @SaharMuradi