Rose Water Poet

amal rana - poet, performer, arts and social justice educator

 Rosewater Rebel, Pakistani, Muslim, mixed race poet/performer/educator. Proud to come from a legacy of ghazals, love and freedom fighters.

the tenderness of a wild rose that still shares its scent so generously, despite 500 years of colonialism. let love like that always grace us with its presence, and remind us that freedom is worth braving the sharpest of thorns 






Work published in (partial list):


Writing Down the Walls Anthology (Trans Genre Press, Forthcoming)


Adrienne Magazine (forthcoming feature of eight poems)


When Your Voice Tastes Like Home: Immigrant Women Write Anthology 


Plentitude Magazine 


Matrix Magazine 


Stories of Queer Diaspora Anthology 


Wild Tongue: Seeds of Resistance Flor y Canto Issue no. 2


Mixed Up: Mixed Race, Queer and Feminist Experiences


Too Mixed Up Second Chapbook in Mixed Up: Hapa Chapbook Trilogy


Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal


Kinesis: Canada's National Feminist Newspaper


Amal Rana ©2017


Amal Rana ©2017