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Saba Syed Razvi

Sugar Land, Texas
Saba Syed Razvi is the author of the Elgin Award-nominated collection In the Crocodile Gardens and the collection heliophobia, which appeared on the preliminary ballot for the Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry, as well as the chapbooks Limerence & Lux, Of the Divining and the Dead, and Beside the Muezzin’s Call & Beyond the Harem’s Veil. Her poems have appeared in several literary journals, as well as in anthologies such as: Carrying the Branch: Poets in Search of Peace; Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War Faith and Sexuality; The Loudest Voice Anthology; The Liddell Book of Poetry; Political Punch: Contemporary Poems on the Politics of Identity; The Rhysling Anthology; The Machine Dreams Zine; HWA Poety Showcase; and Dreamspinning. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Houston in Victoria, TX, where in addition to working on scholarly research on interfaces between contemporary poetry and science, on mysticism in speculative literatures, and on gender & sexuality in literature and pop-culture, she is writing new poems and fiction that deal with many topics, including those related to South and West Asian American experiences and the lives and identities of Muslim Americans.