Fatimah Asghar, a Ruth Lily and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, is a poet, screenwriter, and educator based in Chicago. Her chapbook After (Yes Yes Books) was published in 2015, and her debut poetry collection If They Come for Us (One World/Random House) was released in the summer of 2018. She is also the creator behind the 2017 Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls, which is now in development at HBO. Her work can be found in Poetry, Gulf Coast, The Margins, and many others.
“Born from a desire to build a presence and find the unknown, Porte Nef moves between absurd and technical object. The symbolism lives in a strong vision of the coming machine in a forgotten zone, of solitude and improbable meetings: ghost town, memories of Soljenitsyne, solitary walkers, nameless rivers and abandonment relinquishment.”