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Asiya Wadud writes about borders, limits, archipelagos and islands. She teaches poetry at Saint Ann’s School in the daytime and English to new immigrants and refugees on Wednesday evenings. Her first book, Crosslight for Youngbird, was published by Nightboat Books in October 2018 and her book, Syncope, is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2019. No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body will be out from Nightboat in 2020. A member of the Belladonna Collaborative, her work has been supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Brooklyn Poets, Dickinson House, Mount Tremper Arts, and the New York Public Library, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she loves animals.