Nadra Mabrouk

Nadra Mabrouk is a poet from Cairo, Egypt. She is the recipient of the 2019 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and the 2019 Poets & Writers Amy Award. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the New York University Creative Writing Program, where she was a Goldwater Fellow. She is the author of the chapbook MEASUREMENT OF HOLY, forthcoming from the African Poetry Book Fund and Akashic Books in 2020.

For the Bagged Body in Front of Koshary Ameen Restaurant

Sometimes, I think about your hair, how it must have smelled of the space in bones where and when we curve inward, layered in casein, dry oats, incoherences. How yesterday, you picked up a slab of sheep meat, a couple …

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