Hersi is a former US Marine and veteran of Iraq. In this video he recounts his experience as a Muslim in the American school system and the US military.

Hersi from Poet Nation explains where his poetry comes from.

Hersi discusses some of his thoughts on Somalia. Don’t be fooled by the title. At the end of the poem he exclaims- “Hanoolaato Somalia!”

Poet Nation’s Hersi reflects on modern day Somali role models and heros during Somali Independence Week in Minneapolis.