Refugees by Manash Bhattacharjee

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Refugees I know a thing or two about refugees – As a child I heard father say, “We were sleeping in the place we thought was our country, till the siren rang...

Independence Day by Manash Bhattacharjee

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Independence Day (15th August, 1947) The day had turned out to be A feast for vultures Every Muslim and Hindu body Was Parsi in death The gods fled the streets...

Exile by Manash Bhattacharjee

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Exile “I rested my mouth on your memory” ~ Yannis Ritsos, from Diaries of Exile Night arrives like a cart You push it with motionless hands There is darkness But...

Evening Light

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Evening Light Brave bat in a bowler hat Blood shot eyes question What time does this light Depart? The light descends elsewhere Its shadow rising here The bat changes into an...

Interview with Maggie Butt on ‘Degrees of Twilight’

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Poet Maggie Butt talks about writing today, her style, and the themes that inform her stunning new poetry collection Degrees of Twilight. The poems in Maggie’s...

Haiku on Kathmandu Earthquake by Sudeep Sen

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Kathmandu Earthquake a prayer for Nepal Gods came tumbling down in Bhaktapur. Everest churned — snow, debris, death.   Sudeep Sen’s prize-winning books include: Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems...

Syria by Ghayth Armanazi

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SUFFER THE COUNTRY Suffer the curled up corpses of the tortured Suffer the cluttered ranks of the bound and the beaten Suffer the pleading eyes of those...

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