“Hassan began taking photographs as a hobby and is now very keen on making a profession out of it.” Haseeb Chishti interviews Syed Hassan Pasha.Read More
“I passed a boy with a cloud of smoke/ where his head ought to be:/ a cigarette fume Magritte…”
Poem of the Week (19 April), by Helen Bowell.
“We write so we do not have memory alone to rely on, so that we do not forget — who we are, where we have come from and all the things that we can be.”
Ama Asantewa Diaka, The Missing Slate’s Author of the Month (January 2017), talks to Jacob Silkstone.
“I am thirty three. I am a bachelor and unemployed. The youngsters of our yard look at me silently.” Story of the Week (April 14), by Polina Zherebtsova.Read More
“We were tangueros/ of the same tile, tropical/ byway, creek mist,/ and love’s insomnia under Venus…”
Poem of the Week (12 April), by Sergio A. Ortiz.
“Immigration policy in the United States has always been prone to xenophobia and racism.” Constance A. Dunn dispels the myth of America’s immigration values.
“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.
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.