Photo by AJ Trela

Photo by AJ Trela

Dana Alsamsam is a queer, Syrian-American poet from Chicago and an MFA candidate and writing instructor at Emerson College. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Redivider and senior editorial assistant at Ploughshares.

Dana's chapbook (in)habit is now available from tenderness lit and her poems are published or forthcoming in Salamander, North American Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Laurel Review, Sugar House Review, Tinderbox Poetry, BOOTH, Gigantic Sequins, The Boiler Journal, Bone Bouquet, and others. Critical work appears in the Rumpus (For full list of publications visit the publications page). 

Dana is a Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow in the 2018 Writer's Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. 



Email -- dana.alsamsam@gmail.com

twitter & instagram -- @DanaAlsamsam