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Sanam Sheriff

Sanam Sheriff is a queer poet and artist from Bangalore, India. Her work has appeared in the Offing, Vinyl, the Academy of American Poets, the Shade Journal, DW B, and elsewhere. She has been a Thomas J. Watson fellow and poetry editor for the Spectacle magazine. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis and is a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Bryn Mawr College.



December 3, 2020 | Poetry

At a certain point, I lost you. I came to know it first
as a weather, the earliest hour of day breaking
on the bedsilk, its low rung of light, a pregnant silence.

Phantom Heart

December 3, 2020 | Poetry

This is the sound love makes—
tolling of a tongueless bell, its wagging
and wagging despite; its whole head
teeming with wind. The sound