Origins by Salimah Valiani

Salimah Valiani | February 4th, 2021 | poetry | No Comments


no tracing

no mapping

no searching

you were hungry
so we ate you

the axe speaking for the wood

Poet Bio

SALIMAH VALIANI is a poet, activist, and researcher. She has published four collections of poetry: breathing for breadth, Letter Out: Letter In, land of the sky and Cradles. Her story-poem, Dear South Africa, was one of seven pieces selected for Praxis Magazine’s 2019-2020 Online Chapbook Series. Her next poetry collection, 29 leads to love, will be released this year by Inanna. Check out her work at:

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