Amina Kayani (she/her) is a queer Muhajir writer, editor, teacher, and ghost-seer from unceded Cherokee and Muscogee land. 

She is a Lambda Literary fellow, holds an MFA in fiction from Purdue University, and has served as an editor at the Art Institute of Chicago, Sycamore Review, and Kajal

Her writing has appeared in the The Offing, The Kenyon Review, The Florida Review, JOYLAND and elsewhere. 

Amina lives in Chicago with her spouse. 

Image caption: Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎 (Japanese, 1760-1849). Kohada Koheiji, from the series “One Hundred Ghost Tales (Hyaku monogatari)”, 1831–32. The Art Institute of Chicago, Clarence Buckingham Collection.