Her debut poetry collection 'Let Me Tell You This' was released by 404 Ink in 2019.
The Gutenberg Bible inspired Jassat's poem, 'My Mother's First Printed Book.'
'I wanted to explore first printed books in the context of my life. I thought about my journey as an author, I thought about the stories which I carry within me and upon me
I thought about my Mother's voice, which has, like the illuminated colours and gold mentioned in the Library’s description of The Gutenberg Bible, stayed with me.'
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Video: Nadine Aisha Jassat
Nadine Aisha Jassat discusses her writing practice, the structure that her poem takes, and how the Gutenberg Bible connects to her own life.