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Aisha Sharif is a Cave Canem fellow who resides in Shawnee, Kansas, a suburb that borders Kansas City, Missouri.  As an African American Muslim woman, her work explores how racial, gender, and religious identities align, separate, and blend. Her debut poetry collection, To Keep From Undressing, is forthcoming winter 2019. Her poem, “Why I Can Dance Down a Soul Train Line…” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015. Aisha’s poetry has also appeared in journals like Rattle, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, and Calyx.  Aisha teaches English at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri.  She is married to David Muhammad and is the mother of two wonderful daughters.