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Husnaa Hashim

Husnaa Hashim is the 2017-2018 Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, and author of the poetry collection Honey Sequence. She is a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. Husnaa has competed at Brave New Voices, performed at various conferences, festivals, and Philadelphia-area colleges, and received numerous Scholastic Art and Writing Awards including a National American Voices Medal awarded at Carnegie Hall. Husnaa’s work can be found in RookieMag, KidSpirit Online, the Kenyon Young Writers Anthology, the Voices of the East Coast Anthology, and APIARY 9, among others. Husnaa can be found at

Listen to her reading of the poem, “This City, My City,” in the unedited On Being conversation, “Called and Conflicted.”


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