French Fries for Birds is a semi-autobiographical collection of poems and short stories. Through the eyes of a young Emirati woman, the experiences of grief, depression and other difficult emotions are relayed with an honesty that is sharp and caustic.
Dana AlAnsari is a 27-year-old Emirati poet, writer, mental health advocate, and a bass guitar player in training. She enjoys bad puns, the snow, laughing, proofreading almost everything (the news in particular), penguins, and video games. She has been writing since she was 14 years old, mostly angsty journal entries, slowly approaching prose as she grew older. Her greatest influences are Sylvia Plath and Kurt Vonnegut. She has been published twice in two literary journals.