New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims is now available here.

Kissing Dynamite Anthology PUNK is now available here.

Writer & Photographer

Anisa Rahim has written a hybrid memoir of poems, prose and photographs about the Meos of Mewat, India and her family history titled “American Meo: A History of Remembering and Forgetting” which was longlisted in the Nonfiction category for the 2019 [PANK] Book Contest. A multimedia excerpt has been published in The Newest Americans: Stories from the Global City with a conversation about the writing process and the book project here.


She has exhibited her photography at various venues in the tri-state area including the “Look Close, See Far” exhibit in Chelsea, New York; “Mithila Art” at Casa Colombo Art Gallery; “Black and Brown (Portrait of People)” in Jersey City; “Shifted Nature” exhibition at Alfa Art Gallery with an interview about the artistic process here.    Her photoessay, “Gurgaon Utopia” was published in SARAI Reader ’09: Projections. She was a 2020 Artist in Residence at SMUSH Gallery where she produced and exhibited the series “One Night”. Read more about it at NJ.com.

Poetry & Prose

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, Hotel Amerika, HCC April Poetry Month Series, New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims Anthology edited by Kazim Ali (Red Hen Press, November 2021, Common Ground Review, Kissing Dynamite’s Anthology Punk and forthcoming in Atticus Review.

She 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 is a Voices of our Nation (VONA) alumni.