My Play Is Published!
My Two Act Play, Lost in the Hereafter, has been published in Plays of Our Own edited by Willy Conley & published by Routledge Press (2023).
This anthology includes 14 plays written by Deaf & Hard of Hearing Playwrights from 1935 to 2020. Many thanks to Willy Conley for including me in this wonderful book.
I am happy, honored & grateful for the opportunity!
Links you may purchase this book:
Coming to Houston on feb 2023!
I will be doing a live performance of "Cleopatra and Isis" for REEL Poetry Festival on February 25, 2023!
I am wearing a recreation of Queen Cleopatra’s traditional headdress inspired by the goddess Isis. Cleopatra was Macedonian Greek by blood but Egyptian by heart. She saw herself as the incarnation of Isis. I am doing research and writing a historical poem with dance, music and video. The images of Cleopatra and Isis was taken from the walls of Dendera Temple, built by the Ptolemaic rulers in Ancient Egypt.
More details on my performance will be coming soon.
Visit REELPoetry Festival website to stay tuned for ticket information, dates and showtimes, program, and panels! All videos, talks, and panels will be subtitled and accessible for Deaf audiences!
Sufi poetry in chicago
Hope to see you at DEAF MUSLIM EXPO! I did research on authentic Sufi / Islamic poetry and read a lot of books, so I made sure not to use fake, Pinterest-style English translations created by non-Muslims which are widely (sadly) prevalent online. My poetry show will have American Sign Language, video and English subtitles.
You can catch my solo poetry performance at DEAF MUSLIM EXPO this weekend!
University of Illinois Chicago
Student Center East
750 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
OCTOBER 8, 2022
BUY TICKETS HERE
Look forward to meeting some of you!
Deaf Muslim Expo 2022
Tickets can be purchased here!
I will perform on October 8 (Saturday evening). I will present a new show called جمال القمر Jamal Al-Qamar ("Beauty of the Moon") a sign-language poetry show with Islamic calligraphy.
More info can be found at Deaf Muslim Expo!
Ancient Egypt Hymn Video!!!
Thrilled to finally share another new videopoem with you all!
"Hymn to the Nile" was a sacred hymn from more than 4,000 years ago. The Nile River was deeply sacred and very important to the ancient Egyptian people. They prayed to various deities for blessings and for bountiful flooding from the Nile River.
I DO NOT CLAIM TO BE AN EXPERT ON ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CULTURE. My video is NOT meant for educational purposes, it is for entertainment only! Ancient Egypt is one of my favorite topics to read and discuss, I have always been fascinated by the history. I took some liberty with English translation to make the first few lines of the hymn more clear and easier for both deaf and hearing audiences to understand and enjoy.
***Forthcoming PERFORMANCE at Deaf Muslim Expo in Chicago on October 8, 2022! More info coming soon***
Thank you for watching!
ReelPoetry 2022 Festival!
I'm back, guys! I've quit social media a few months ago and laid low for a while but I'm pleased to say that I'm involved with REEL Poetry Film Festival once again for 2022. I am doing a panel on deaf poetry and creativity with two other writers-artists. We will also screen a few of our works, including my two new videopoems. You can visit REELPoetry website for more information on how to view our panel and screening.
Also I'm happy to say that I'll have a new play published in a book forthcoming later this year. So keep an eye out for that announcement.
Much love and blessings to you all!
StayING HOME ON SATURDAY NIGHT? COME HANG OUT WITH ME AND DISCUSS SIGN LANGUAGE IN POETRY FOR FILM!
Are you staying home on Saturday night? If so, please don't forget to watch my presentation, screening and then interact with me on Zoom to ask me questions and discuss sign language, poetry, and filmmaking 💖💘😘
I will speak with my voice but I also plan to sign and type in chat.
Date: February 27, 2021
Time: 7PM Central Time Zone (8pm Eastern Time Zone, 5pm Pacific Time Zone) Location: VIRTUAL AND ZOOM
Tickets are PAY WHAT YOU CAN, with $1 Fee at the checkout.
All proceeds go to Public Poetry in Houston, Texas that helps promote poetry and outreach to the public.
BUY TICKETS HERE!
Hey everyone! I will do a presentation on sign language in POETRY and FILM for the REEL Poetry Film Festival, which is entirely ONLINE. I will be on ZOOM.
The festival starts on Wednesday, and my event is on Saturday, Feb 27. I WILL ALSO DROP A BRAND-NEW SHORT POEM VIDEO ON THAT NIGHT THAT NOBODY HAS SEEN! IT HAS GORGEOUS NEW MUSIC WITH STUNNING VISUALS!!!!
You can buy a ticket (any price you can pay) and interact with me, ask me questions, etc... I hope to see some of you...
PROGRAM INFO: http://www.publicpoetry.net/#SE
Live Q&A and Reading on Zoom!
I am doing a live Q&A and reading on Zoom tomorrow (February 17, 2021) with three other writers and two editors from the Brown Girl Magazine anthology "Untold."
We will discuss the theme of relationships and discuss our non-fiction pieces about love, family, and friendship.
The event is FREE and will be auto-captioned, making it accessible for Deaf people, including me and you.
You may register at the Zoom event here! Hope to see you online tomorrow!