Sascha Akhtar

Sascha Akhtar

Sascha Akhtar’s journalistic career has had some highlights including interviewing Ogre from the Godfathers of Dark Electro band, Skinny Puppy, Eugene Hutz from Gogol Bordello and getting kissed by the bassist of KMFDM. She has been an accredited writer at the London Film Festival which was ace. Sascha has also provided literary & film critique for almost two decades. Her claim to fame is finding her film review of The Taqwacores, for the New York based Cineaste magazine, on JSTOR. Historically, she has liked to rouse some rabble with her opinions.

She is a published writer with three collections of poetry out, three more coming in 2019 plus a book of translations. Seven pieces of her fiction have also been published in various literary magazines. If you would like a transcript of any of the early print-only writing such as interviews with Ogre et al contact Sascha Akhtar.

Follow her on Twitter @AkhtarSascha

If you’d like to read more of Sascha’s journalistic work:


Samhain ritual for ‘Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry’ launch at the Dead House

Elephant Journal:

All Personal Transformation Begins and Ends Here

How The Near Death Of My Daughter Taught Me To Live


Fiction: Full On

Documentary: Mythologizing Benazir

Poetry: Poetry State Forest – Bernadette Mayer

Poetry: New Directions – An Anthology of South Asian American poetry

Film: Sucker Punch: A mad, mad world


Bye, Bye Walkman?

Articles by Sascha Akhtar

The Familiars Stacey Hall review

The Fibonacci Sequence and the Magical Perfection of The Familiars, a Novel by Stacey Halls

Spells Samhain ritual launch

Samhain ritual for ‘Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry’ launch at the Dead House