Press and Media



Loft Mentor Series Reading


From the Belly of a Burning – Filmed by Jordan Lee Thompson,

for ‘Books for Mosul’ fundraiser


News and Media

Our Space Is Spoken For: Film Captures Power of Storytelling Through Public Art

‘Our Space Is Spoken For’: Film captures power of storytelling through public art


Weapon of Choice: To the Wonder with Sagirah


African American Registry: Black Love, Black Critique

Black Love, Black Critique, Sagirah Shahid

Lit Chat: Sagirah Shahid

Saint Olaf College Reading

True Story:  I’m a Black Muslim Woman Living in Trump’s America

True Story: I’m A Black Muslim Woman Living In Trump’s America

On Nicollet Mall, nearly a mile of public art


Reflections of a Black Muslimah – The Poetry of Sagirah Shahid

Ta-coumba Aiken is the 2017 commemorative artist for State Fair

Poets and Prose writers in Minnesota State Arts Board Grants

Uptake: Artists break the silence of white privilege

Poetry and Performances were tools in her workshop

Loft Mentor Series Winners Announced

Zoll to lead HOBT; Loft matches 12 emerging writers with 6 mentors