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Dalia Ahmed

Dalia Ahmed is a junior at Miami Arts Charter School attending the Creative Writing Program. She has won keys and medals in Scholastic’s Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and was chosen as a semifinalist for the National Student Poets Program. Her most recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Postscript Literary Journal, the Best Young Writers 2013 publication, and Dog Eat Crow Magazine. She has also received first place for poetry in the Sierra Nevada College High School Writing Contest. Dalia lives in Miami, FL with a large Afro-Arab family, collections of colorful headscarves, and many bowls of hummus and pita bread.

Jan/Feb 2015

Open in the Spring

By Dalia Ahmed

Runner-up 2014 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers This morning I watched my mother unfurl like a cherry blossom. Her arms branched toward the ceiling, weaving into the air, […]

Open in the Spring

By Dalia Ahmed

This morning I watched my mother unfurl like a cherry blossom. Her arms branched towards the ceiling, weaving into the air, coiling. Her back, arched like a bough, dripped satin […]