Nuar Alsadir is the author of More Shadow Than Bird (Salt Publishing, 2012). About Alsadir's first book of poems, David Baker of The Kenyon Review wrote, “These are distinctive, tight, sonic little mysteries. Dickinson abides here.” Her poems and essays have been published in numerous periodicals, including the Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Grand Street, Slate, the Awl, the New York Times Magazine, Tin House, AGNI, and Callaloo. She has received writing fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, The Fine Arts Center in Provincetown, The Norman Mailer Center, and Ledig House International.
Alsadir earned her BA from Amherst College, and her MA in creative writing and PhD in English literature from NYU. She teaches writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Alsadir is currently training to become a psychoanalyst at The Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research and is a part of the Scholars Program at New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Society.