“In the afternoon, Dona Oliva found herself all but alone on deck, reclining in one of the loungers.” Story of the Week (February 24), by Veronica Stigger. Translated from the Portuguese by Zoë Perry.Read More
“A moment of seeing and speaking to each other through and against the fences…”
The Missing Slate’s February 2017 online poetry issue.
“This is where I leave you: our faces maps no more, but lands for others to inhabit…”
A poem against borders, by Mahtem Shiferraw.
“This is not a suitcase or a fleeing day. This is not Arabic jazz or a city of lights.”
A poem against borders, by Nathalie Handal.
“borders are like seams/ they must be sewed/ tightly to hold…”
A poem against borders, by Ottilie Mulzet.
“As you read this, there is a man called Nico in a town named Puerto Montt carving life into the richest red wood you’ve ever seen.” Sydney Tammarine discovers the spirit of Chile through the carvings of a man named Nico.
“I said I had documented aesthetics on my side, and yes, it’s hard not to be anal when discussing antelope ass.” Kate McCorkle remembers a first home at the beginning of a marriage.
“But what was wanting in the coverage was an understanding of the problem… — patriarchal society itself.” Sana Ullah writes on honour killing from the point of view of a lawyer who works with the men who commit it.
Farda Ali Khan performs her poem, ‘I Don’t Know What It Means To Be A Pakistani’. In a close competition, she placed third in a competition that showcased the talents of young poets under 30, from backgrounds as diverse as medicine, computer science and engineering, and the literary arts. The poem examines the shifting sands of culture against a backdrop of fragile patriotism.
Finalist and winner Orooj-e-Zafar performs her winning poem, ‘When Your Body Smiles’. She tied with Risham Amjad when the panel of judges that included poet and TMS contributor Ilona Yusuf and the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, was undecided on who to give the final prize to. Her poem speaks to the importance of being true to who you are and the daily struggle of being comfortable in your own skin.
Finalist and winner Risham Amjad performs her winning poem, ‘Conversations With A Reluctant Feminist’. She tied with Orooj-e-Zafar when our panel of judges was stumped who to give the final prize to. This strong poem attests to the struggles faced by women everywhere today.