Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi is a poet who documents ways current political realities built on patriarchy and capitalism affect the environment and marginalized bodies. She tells stories of people impacted by policies that oppose their best interests and gives voice to lands in crisis. Largely influenced by Audre Lorde’s idea that all oppression is linked, her work considers the Anthropocene as a product of outdated economic models that began with the ownership of black bodies. She finds God in the smell of rich soil and offers both prayer and protest in each poem.

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