Crosslight for Youngbird

An urgent and vital debut collection of poems that mixes ekphrasis with reportage to draw a new narrative of our present-day migration crises



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Nominated for the Hurston/Wright Award!

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Weight 0.2625 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × .5 × 8 in

eBook, Paperback

Crosslight for Youngbird explores the slipperiness of borders, as well as borders’ tentacles: mother tongue, language and mastery, citizenship and nationality, migration and flight. These poems are concerned with the demands we make on our body, the limits of those demands, and ultimately, how everyone inhabits space.


“According to the principles of the distribution of light, or, God’s will, a person interested in the future must account for each flicker or movement of the enclosures that engage and separate us from and with one another. Asiya’s work takes, indeed, a bird’s eye view. I think it is possible to believe in the invocation of the wide view.”

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ISBN: 9781937658878
paperback, 96 pages, 5 1/2 x 8
Publication Date: 2018

Nominated for the Hurston/Wright Award!

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Asiya Wadud is the author of Crosslight for Youngbird, day pulls down the sky/ a filament in gold leaf (written with Okwui Okpokwasili), Syncope and No Knowledge Is Complete Until …

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