Matrilineage [Recovered]

By Sarah Ghazal Ali

Text of Sarah Ghazal Ali's poem "Matrilineage [Recovered]"

Sarah Ghazal Ali is a Pakistani writer born and raised in the Northeast. An MFA Fellow, Juniper Fellow, and Best of the Net nominee, she is a third-year MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She teaches both introductory composition and creative writing. Her poems have appeared or will soon appear in Palette Poetry, Memorious, Narrative, Tinderbox, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Waxwing, and Wildness, among others. She currently lives in California and is drawn like a moth to all things green and growing. Much of this past year was spent misting her houseplants, learning to identify local trees, and playing inordinate amounts of Animal Crossing.

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