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New Staff Member! Orooj-e-Zafar, Poetry Reader

A warm welcome to our former contributor and newest member of our poetry team, the lovely Orooj-e-Zafar!

Orooj-e-ZafarOrooj-e-Zafar is a Browncoat eighteen-years-young mosaic, in her first year of med school. She fancies herself a certified overthinker and spoken word poet, frequently performing in front of audiences in her city at venues such as Kuch Khaas, among many others. She has been published at The Missing Slate, cahoodaloodaling and recently released her first spoken word album, the articulation of my vertebrae: from being spineless to finally standing tall.

Orooj resides in Islamabad, the dharna capital of Pakistan and has been married to slam poetry since she heard the word, ‘onomatopoeia’. She would like nothing more than to wake up to a hot cup of chai and a good poem; engaging conversations are a close third. Her best friend is her copy of A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. She’s been playing the guitar for eight and a half years (badly), sings decently enough and bakes till her problems go away. Some days she is Ron Swanson and others, Leslie Knope.

We’re excited to have Orooj on board as we work on our Travelogue and future Issues!

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