Writer & Photographer
Anisa Rahim has a B.A. from the University of Chicago in English & South Asian Languages and Literature, a J.D. from Temple Beasley School of Law, and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Rutgers-Newark University.
She has exhibited her photography at various venues in the tri-state area including the “Look Close, See Far” exhibit in Chelsea, New York and “Mithila Art” at Casa Colombo Art Gallery in Jersey City. Her photoessay, “Gurgaon Utopia” was published in SARAI Reader ’09: Projections.
Poetry & Prose
She has written a hybrid memoir of poems, prose and photographs about the Meos of Mewat, India and her family history which was longlisted in the Nonfiction category for the 2019 [PANK] Book Contest. An excerpt is forthcoming in The Newest Americans: Stories from the Global City.
Her short story was a Finalist in the 2017 Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest. Her poetry can be read in OJAL: Open Journal of Arts and Letters here and here, BlazeVOX Journal, Red Eft Review, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, HCC April Poetry Month Series, and forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, Kissing Dynamite’s Anthology Punk (Summer 2020) and New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims Anthology edited by Kazim Ali (Red Hen Press, Spring 2021). She is a moderator for the Jersey City Plums Poetry Workshop.