By: Chelsey Clammer When I opened wide—no, not even wide, just a little bit. Just barely. When I opened my mouth just a little…Read More
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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.