Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman
Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman a bi racial Muslim writer and artist. She is a graduate of the University of Houston with dual degrees in both English and History. She is the Administrative Coordinator at Writers in the Schools and the Marketing Director of Defunkt Magazine. She is especially interested in the subject of Middle Eastern History and culture and predominantly writes from the Arab-American perspective. She creates in a variety of genres and media. Her fiction publications include “Naming the Stars” in the 10th issue of Scintilla Magazine, “Akhira” in Issue 1 of Paper Trains Journal, “Gallery Blues” published in The Bayou Review: The Women's Issue. Her essay “Dying as an Immediate but not Permanent Reality in Love in the Time of Cholera” can be found in Glass Mountain, Volume 21. Tamara is also a visual artist, her work has been published in Cosumnes River Journal, and Sonder Midwest Review. She was the creator of Shards Magazine and maintained chief editorship for the inaugural through the seventh issue of that publication.
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