ABOUT THE ARTIST
Amir Rabiyah lives in Oakland, California. He received his BA in Women's Studies from Portland State University and his MFA in Writing and Consciousness from the New College of California. He was a finalist in the 2008 Joy Harjo Poetry Contest sponsored by Cutthroat Magazine and the Enizagam 2012 Literary Award.
His work has been featured in Mizna, Tea Party Magazine, the Kearny Street Workshop's anthology: I Saw My Ex at a Party, 580 Split, Left Turn Magazine, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion and Spirituality, the Asian American Literary Review, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry among others. Amir participated in the Men's Story Project at UC Berkeley, a performance and dialogue performance project which explores social ideas about masculinity. In 2012, he received a award to be an artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City.