Noor Hindi

Poetry | University of Akron | Class of 2020

“Noor Hindi’s poetry collection Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow. is a love letter to a flawed world in all its complicated splendor. The universe of this book is one of death and light, uprising and triumph, sorrow and intense joy, and our guide is a speaker who feels like a friend from the very first page. In the poem “Dabke,” “Someone says all resistance is futile. And yet / we plunge into the yellow weep— // And linger.” Hindi sends her readers to the sun and back, and we are grateful for everything witnessed on this journey.”

About Noor

Noor Hindi (she/her/hers) is a Palestinian-American poet and reporter. Find her words on Lit Hub, The Rumpus, or Gay Magazine. Hindi is the Equity and Inclusion Reporter for The Devil Strip Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @MyNrhindi.

What’s on your nightstand right now?

Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong. A Theory of Birds by Zaina Alsous, and Don’t Let me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine.

Choice of last meal?

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

Your advice to an incoming MFA student?

Get shit done.