New Moons Anthology

A dynamic collection of contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by North American Muslims.

From the Introduction: “The goal with this anthology is to represent that full range of contemporary expressions of Islam, as well as a full range of genres—poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, political writing, cultural writing, and of course plenty of texts which mix and match and blur all of these modes . . . the trajectories between the pieces—like that of kismet—will be multiple, nonlinear, abstract. The Muslim community is plural and contradictory. This collection of voices ought to be symphony and cacophony at once, like the body of Muslims as they are today.”—Kazim Ali


November 3, 2021, 4:00pm PTHen House at Home Presents the New Moons Launch Celebration! – A celebratory event featuring over twenty New Moons contributors and editor Kazim Ali to celebrate the release of the New Moons anthology! Viewing details TBD

November 11, 2021 – Millay Literary League bi-monthly meeting Featuring Melissa Febos (GIRLHOOD) and Melissa Faliveno (TOMBOYLAND) – A New Moons representative will speak for 5-10 minutes about the New Moons collection and the upcoming series of events featuring New Moons authors and Millay.

November 17, 2021, 5:00pm Pacific Consequence Magazine Event

November 18, 2021, 6pm-7:30pm Pacific — Storytelling & The Muslim Community with Mt. Tam College (tentative title)
A discussion hosted by Mt. Tam College (Prison University Project at San Quentin) between former student/inmate Sajad Shakoor, filmmaker R.J. Lozada, and New Moons authors about the power of storytelling to share inter-generational legacies/traumas, to heal, to connect diaspora, to build community and make things happen. This will be a fundraiser for Mt. Tam and promotion for New Moons. It will also feature a 7-minute-ish screening of the second half of With This Knowledge, a super short/inspiring film R.J. made about Sajad and another former inmate.

Featuring New Moons editor Kazim Ali and contributors Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi, Tanzila Ahmed, Umar Hanif, Faisal Mohyuddin, and Tariq Luthun!

Early December –Millay holiday party annual fundraiser– Date TBA –  Millay Arts will feature New Moons!

January — Millay Literary League featuring New Moons #1 – Details TBD

March— Millay Literary League featuring New Moons #2 – Details TBD

April/May — Old Town Books Writer’s Festival — Date TBA
Ally Kirkpatrick at Old Town Books has invited us to feature New Moons writers in their in-person Writer’s Festival next spring. 

A white background cover with intricate typography that reads New Moons edited by Kazim Ali at the top and Contemporary Writings by North American Muslims towards the bottom. At the center there is a moon like graphic divided into three pie divisions; one yellow one blue and one grey.

Kazim Ali ( Author Website )

Publication Date: November 16, 2021

Genre/Imprint: Anthology, Red Hen Press

$22.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 9781636280066