Rasha Abdulhadi is a queer Palestinian Southerner who grew up between Damascus Syria and rural Georgia and cut their teeth organizing on the southsides of Chicago and Atlanta. Their writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Mslexia, Mizna, Room, and |tap| magazine and is anthologized in Halal if You Hear Me (Haymarket 2019), Super Stoked (Capturing Fire 2018), and the Hugo-nominated collection Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler (Twelfth Planet Press 2017). Rasha has received fellowships from the Poetry Foundation Incubator, the Maryland State Arts Council, and Split This Rock and is a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers and Alternate ROOTS. Rasha’s first chapbook, Shell Houses, is available from The Head & The Hand Press.
Cicada’s Courtship, Origin Story and Clean Houses
The dissipation of freshly harvested leeks, wilted,