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Leila Chatti

Leila Chatti is a Tunisian American poet and author of the chapbook Tunsiya/Amrikiya (Bull City, 2018). The recipient of fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, her poems appear in Ploughshares, Tin House, New England Review, Narrative, the Rumpus, and elsewhere.



Summer 2017 | Poetry

Hidden in a dim stall as the muezzin called
all worshipers to prayer, I touched privately
the indelible stain.



Summer 2017 | Poetry

Christmas, flew home packaged like a gift. Beneath my jeans a childlike padding. Came to adore the wee god, his dolorous mother.