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Jasmine Khaliq

Poet, Editor

Jasmine Khaliq

Jasmine Khaliq is a Pakistani Mexican poet born and raised in Northern California. Her work is found or forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Black Warrior Review, The Pinch, Poet Lore, The Rumpus, Bennington Review, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. She holds a BA from San Francisco State University and an MFA from University of Washington, Seattle. Her manuscript, Somewhere Horses, was a finalist for the 2022 University of Akron Poetry Prize, and a semi-finalist for Tupelo Press’ 2021 Berkshire Prize. Currently, Jasmine is a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where she teaches and serves as Managing Editor of Quarterly West.

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"A quick take on Jasmine Khaliq’s poetry: offhandedly harrowing excellence. These are poems in which pieces of mind and body flicker, shred, and glow again, in which beauty and injury are proximate and pungent, in which we are never sure if what comes next is confession, accusation, elegy or apotheosis. And all of these come to us in sharp, blunt words and swift, razor blade lines. The poems resonate and shiver, and when they are too soon done, they echo with consequence."

– Dave Karp

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March 11, 2023

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