S. J. Ghaus

S. J. Ghaus is a Pakistani American writer, artist, and cultural worker for the people. They are a Tin House alum and resident, VONA/Voices of Our Nations fellow, and recipient of the 2020 Vera Meyer Strube Prize from the Academy of American Poets. You can find their work at poets.org, Poetry Daily, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. They hold an MFA from Indiana University.

Becoming Water

Four years ago, I picked up a blue colored pencil on New Year’s Eve and began to draw. I’ve been drawing and writing in that specific shade of blue ever since, and I don’t know when I’ll stop.