“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.Read More
“He’d been deceived, like some fool, some dimwit ignorant of the wiles of pickpockets!” Story of the Week (February 17), by Agustina Bessa-Luís. Translated from the Portuguese by Victor Meadowcroft and Margaret Jull Costa.Read More
“El-Siq says, be patient,/ persist for your eyes and feet/ to deserve this journey’s exhaustion./ The road will lengthen between light and shadow,/ the sky will disappear…”
Poem of the Week (February 15), by Amjad Nasser. Translated from Arabic by Fady Joudah.
“The presence of an audience is nice, the vindication of recognition and even the money you get for hard work is nice too, but it can’t beat the satisfaction of creating something. The final piece on display for all to view has an existence like no other.”
Shameen Arshad interviews Faraz Aamer Khan.
“God doesn’t need a reason to throw someone down these twenty hard steps. That’s what makes him God.” Story of the Week (February 10), by Hélia Correia. Translated from the Portuguese by Annie McDermott.Read More
“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.