Carnations like you

Carnations like you

You sit across me. Cross-legged. Laughing. That cheeky cheesy ‘I give up on you’ laughter of yours, biting your lip and sighing at me. I…

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A Magical Review: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

A Magical Review: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

  Harry Potter and The Cursed Child hit the bookstores on 31st July, 2016 and it has been causing an insane amount of excitement  across…

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The AC/DC Dark  -for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

The AC/DC Dark -for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

In my fully charged battery life youth, my bedroom blazes nightlight electric, my nursery rhyme records spin twilight warped, the gorilla’s cymbals clash a flat…

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For a Poem

For a Poem

Translated from Bangla by Md. Ziaul Haque. I go near a tree and utter: Oh kind tree, can you provide me a poem? The tree…

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The Commune

The Commune

America has a long history of utopian experiments, a history that stretches far beyond the hippie communes of the 1960s. Some of the earliest European…

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Notes from a Himalayan Village

Notes from a Himalayan Village

A constant hammer on wood and a distant conversation. Two voices, two villages, Separated by a river that scorns The silence and floats into my…

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Cartography of a Broken Town

Cartography of a Broken Town

i. a city of stuttering street lamps, sinking paper boats & swirling streets, you were born into/ shadows possessed you till you laughed at your…

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Oh Freedom

Oh Freedom

Translated from Bangla by Md. Ziaul Haque. Freedom, you’re The classic verses of Tagore, timeless lyrics. Freedom, you’re Kazi Nazrul a great man with thick…

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Inadequacies and Reassurances

Inadequacies and Reassurances

I will sleep tonight, I tell myself Despite the insomnia that developed After you left, like the filth that washed up— Mainly broken bottles of…

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Shit poetry

Shit poetry

Shit poetry went for poetry festivals sponsored by corporates drunk champaign wrote about rain flowers, cherry tree, birds, butterflies, clods, love and sex in the…

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Trespass

Trespass

Every day, before I begin my rounds, I stop at our home’s shrine to Zheng He, the one whose voyages over 300 years ago started…

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Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue

“If you write in English, you cannot know your own emotions.” ~ a poet I once met Mother’s tongue. Say it slow to staunch the…

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Riches

Riches

Translated from Bangla by Md. Ziaul Haque. When I stand the wall reflects the shadow, My very own shadow. Two eyes are there Behind the…

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The Moon Machine Begins

The Moon Machine Begins

They’re selling the projected lightshow pyramid scheme selling the world one way tickets to all tomorrow’s parties they come wrapped in self-reflexive electrical tape hand…

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Grandmother Boogie

Grandmother Boogie

My grandmother sang the song from Jaws Show Me The Way to Go Home fire danced a double Dutch Yiddish hopscotch pinkie ball capoeira smoked…

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