#NoMuslimBanEver Micropoem Roundup

Here are all 26 poems from Micropoems for #NoMuslimBanEver created in partnership with Kaya Press.

The Trump administration’s Muslim Ban 3.0 was scheduled to go into effect on Oct 18th. In an effort to push back, we launched Micropoems for #NoMuslimBanEver to use poetry by Asian Americans as a form of resistance to this terrible executive order.

From October 9-21, 13 poets wrote Micropoems for #NoMuslimBanEver. Poets include Rajiv Mohabir, Ching-In Chen, Terisa Siagatonu, Hatefas Yop, Shamala Gallagher, Jenna Lê, Koon Woon, Raena Shirali, Salvin Chahal, Tarfia Faizullah, Devi S Laskar, Hari Alluri & Tanzila Ahmed.

Poetry can be a tool of resistance. While we do more traditional forms of activism and advocacy, we must also find ways to build solidarity across cultures and words.

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