“…the travelers suddenly saw, as though coming to meet them, a big truck flying toward them from the rocky crest.” Story of the Week (March 24), by Alisa Ganieva. Translated from the Russian by Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler.Read More
Original Russian text of Alisa Ganieva’s ‘Thirteen’.Read More
“I am writing to you from across the water/ the years have been a heavy tide/ against the shore of me…”
Poem of the Week (22 March), by Sarah Lubala.
“And the endless circles turned and turned, and the young men turned into grey men.” Story of the Week (March 17), by Alzo David-West.Read More
“& the light drips in to share our ride/ new vermillion along our bodies…”
Poem of the Week (15 March), by Safia Elhillo.
“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.