Photo by AJ Trela

Photo by AJ Trela

Dana Alsamsam is a queer, Syrian-American poet from Chicago and an MFA candidate at Emerson College. She is assistant poetry editor and assistant EiC at Redivider and editorial assistant at Ploughshares.

Dana's chapbook (in)habit is now available from tenderness, yea press and her poems are published or forthcoming in Poetry East, Hobart, DIALOGIST, The Collapsar, Fugue, Cosmonauts Avenue, Tinderbox Poetry, BOOTH, Gigantic Sequins, The Boiler Journal, Bone Bouquet, and others (For full list of publications visit the publications page). 

Dana is a Lambda Literary Fellow in the Writer's Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices in 2018. Please consider donating to help cover room & board here. 

Dana dances and choreographs professionally in Chicago and Boston focusing on improvisation as well as the relationship between the body and language. Find some videos of her choreography here and here


Email -- dana.alsamsam@gmail.com

twitter & instagram -- @DanaAlsamsam