Rizwati Tatu

Rizwati Tatu was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she discovered the alchemy of poetry at the age of 12. She has lived in Chicago, Portland and Las Vegas, and she spent five transformative years in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is currently at work on a novel. Her short stories have been published in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine and the Hawai'i Review.

see me in the whisper

Does it matter whether I am black, white, male or female whether my name is Brahman, God, Yahweh or Krishna? Whether my apprentices in the world are named Christ Buddha or Mohammed? Only see me...

On the Day I Wept for this Land

I am. I am the all the everything, the alpha and the omega. I am the Muslim, the Christian. the Hindu, the Jew. I am no one and everyone. I am home and I...