Poetry | Letter to Bez by Chris McCabe

Bez, post-Victorian Boz, Viz incarnate / and Viceroy of the sinew, what is the name / for light that detracts from the stars? / Urban pollutants de-lux distant galaxies / as we walk after / parties through school fields, / via car parks, past vacant vats & waste lots [...]

Archive | Poetry | Peter Bland

Peter Bland, the New Zealand writer and actor, has written extensively over his long career, and has been lauded with many accolades, among them...

Refugees by Manash Bhattacharjee

RefugeesI 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

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

Exile by Manash Bhattacharjee

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

Evening Light

Evening LightBrave 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...

Haiku on Kathmandu Earthquake by Sudeep Sen

Kathmandu Earthquakea prayer for NepalGods 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

SUFFER THE COUNTRYSuffer 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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