Sascha A. Akhtar

Sascha A. Akhtar

Sascha A. Akhtar is the author of four published poetry collections with Salt, Shearsman, ZimZalla & Emma Press. She has two collections with Contraband UK, Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. In 2020, her book of translations of feminist fiction writer from the Subcontinent Hijab Imtiaz is forthcoming on Oxford University Press India. She has been widely anthologised & translated and is an #ACE funded writer having received her award in October 2018. Her fiction has appeared in Tears In The Fence, Storgy, Anti-Heroin Chic and The Learned Pig. She attended Bennington College, Vermont for her undergraduate degree and attended UMASS-Amherst M.F.A Creative Writing on a full fellowship.

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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 A. 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