“The Pink Taxi service… launched in March 2017 in Karachi and is already seeing an overwhelmingly positive response.” Ifra Asad reports on Paxi.Read More
“My beloved brought me a basket of Hachiya persimmons, orange-red and glowing…”
Poem of the Week (24 May), by Susan Nguyen.
“I feel I might collapse at any minute. I need to release this mounting pressure somehow…” Elizabeth Lee Reynolds explores her connection with nature.Read More
“It was a needless rinse, this bowl/ half wood, half smelling from wood/ that’s been taken away, trembling”
Poem of the Week (17 May), by Simon Perchik
“…if there’s one thing Featherly taught me, it was that Eggs-Are-A-Bitch.” Story of the Week (May 5), by Dwight Hilson.Read More
“The Pink Taxi service… launched in March 2017 in Karachi and is already seeing an overwhelmingly positive response.” Ifra Asad reports on Paxi.
“I feel I might collapse at any minute. I need to release this mounting pressure somehow…” Elizabeth Lee Reynolds explores her connection with nature.
“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.
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.