“It is the second time I have saved him from killing himself.” Noah Klein tells the painful personal story of sharing a parent’s struggle.Read More
“I want a dusty screaming peacock…” Poem of the Week (April 27), by Barbara March.Read More
“Escape Artists is a representation of my brain’s thought patterns. I love all art forms and have always enjoyed experiencing art on all levels through all mediums.” Noah Klein interviews Jasmine Castillo of the Escape Artists Collective.Read More
“A city that once rejected the wayward youth now embraces him.” Constance A. Dunn reports from the Gonzofest in Louisville, Kentucky.Read More
“it’s garam masala, you say// garam masala from the bazaar/ behind your home, in the Old City,/ your tongue travelling back/ into the winding streets, mazelike…” Weekend poem, by Syed Jarri Haider.Read More
“Escape Artists is a representation of my brain’s thought patterns. I love all art forms and have always enjoyed experiencing art on all levels through all mediums.” Noah Klein interviews Jasmine Castillo of the Escape Artists Collective.
“Her practice is about exploring herself, and she uses numerous tools to weave her narratives.” Shameen Arshad interviews artist Alia Bilgrami.
“…as a writer, one should never be bound by the constraints of gender, age, race, religion, economic background, or social status when telling a story.” Nadia Kabir Barb, our January Author of the Month, talks to Casey Harding.
“It is the second time I have saved him from killing himself.” Noah Klein tells the painful personal story of sharing a parent’s struggle.
“Chicken nuggets are safe. But they’re fucking boring.” Arielle Sokoll-Ward writes about discovering herself in New Zealand after losing the love of her life for our Globetrotter series.
“I’d like to find out where the one-way ticket goes, though. China has Taiwan and Korea has South Korea. Where will we go? To some tiny island somewhere? Wherever it is will be freedom.” Michelle Robin La shares the first person account of her husband’s experience as a child in the Vietnam on April 30th, 1975.
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.