creative writing


The short creative non-fiction piece “Pollen and Fragments” along with images from that series, will appear in Cultural Politics, Volume 16, Issue 1, March 2020.

Cultural Politics, published by Duke University Press, examines the political ramifications of global cultural productions across artistic and academic disciplines. Each issue features one or more pieces by visual artists.


“The sea takes up residence in all parts of the city,” a creative non-fiction piece, will appear in Rusted Radishes   Issue 8: Sea Change, November 2019.

Rusted Radishes: Beirut Literary and Art Journal was founded by English Department faculty Rima Rantisi and Crystal Hoffman of the American University of Beirut in 2012 and publishes diverse work from Lebanon, bordering countries, the diaspora, and people connected to the MENA region.


FULL BLEDE: OCTOBER 2019, ISSUE TEN: THE UNDERTAKING: ‘Time Capsule’ – Should I leave breadcrumbs to lead the reader or viewer back to the source? On one hand, I have a responsibility to the past and to history; on the other hand, art demands its own space.

FULL BLEDE: JUNE 2019, ISSUE NINE: THE CLEAVE: ‘Memento’ – The story of two evil stepmothers in the same family, a generation apart and from different cultures. They divide and conquer, separate people from their lovers and their money. Their longevity is matched only by that of witches. Photograph of A.Z. Abushâdy ca. 1910.

FULL BLEDE: APRIL 2019, ISSUE EIGHT: THE INTERPENETRATE: ‘Hive Inspection’ – A.Z. Abushâdy is a central but elusive figure. Photograph: The author’s grandfather with an unidentified friend in his apiary in Khorshed, Egypt, ca. 1935. 

FULL BLEDE: JANUARY 2019, ISSUE SEVEN: THE CONTINUANT: ‘Arrival’ – Hoda visits Egypt for the first time 35 years after she left as a teenager; she arrives in a sandstorm. Photograph: Hoda, Giza, 1945.

Full Blede is independently published, designed, edited, and curated by Sacha Baumann. Each issue features collaborators responding to a theme and launches in conjunction with an art reception at a selected Los Angeles gallery.

STATOREC, SEPTEMBER 2019: Micromanagement– the beginning of a series of life on the water.

STATOREC, MAY 2019: ‘The Bee Kingdom’ – an outline of a work in progress.

Stat®rec (Statement of Record) is an online literary magazine.


PING PONG, NOVEMBER 2015: ‘Edham the Atheist (a fiction)’ – A lost manuscript, a walk in the heat, a nervous monologue. An imagined meeting.

PING PONG is a literary journal of the Henry Miller Memorial Library, published in the spirit of Henry Miller, who championed the disregarded and the liminal.


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