Dena Igusti
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Dena Igusti is an Indonesian-Muslim American, in that exact order. Based in Queens, New York, Dena has dealt with having cross identity of being Muslim, American, and a first-generation child, as well as all of its challenges. She spends her time writing poetry and crying over it for a variety of reasons. Twitter and IG: @mujahidena

Poem: Swimming in Snow

Dad can’t stand the cold He wasn’t meant for trudging through snow He was meant for swimming He swam all his life when he was younger He would choke on a sea [I don’t know the name o…

Poem: They Said God

Written by Dena Igusti and Marwa Adina. If I wrap my words around “God,” will they be protected? If I say god after every phrase, will they be preserved? Like I god LOVE god YOU god I god NEVER god LO…