Poetry

Irrealis

By Rose Kulsum-Binder

 

At night reality takes to slumber,

Dreams awaken, rumble,

And thunder.

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Brother

By Jinan Ismail

 

Jaw-clenching,

foot-tapping,

door-slamming,

sitting with your knees three feet apart: 

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Where We Once Stood

By Zarnain Abdul-Samad

 

Where We Once Stood,

                           at the Edge of

Winter and Spring                                Read more

Prose

A Biography of Days that Mattered Most

By Asma Alabed

I threw my head into the ocean. Off the East Coast not far from where we lost our first kisses to boys who did not know a thing about what the particles we were made of meant. Mistaking my pixie dust for that of saw. Do you remember? 

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Love After Loss  

By Rama Tolimat

 

By 8:00 am, everyone at my grandparent’s house is awake and sat at the breakfast table which understandably makes me furious, as I cannot comprehend why anyone would be awake this early during the summer vacation.

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Vignette 

By Shreya Bhatia

To 60-year-old Aruna Mathur, maneuvering through unruly traffic and walking in between rikshaws and autos felt like going into war. She waddled at a slow pace, water bottle and bags in hand, lagging behind her nieces, nephews and grandchildren. 

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Estranged from My Own Heritage 

By Mariem Amer

A visit back to my country was long overdue by then; my family and I made our way to my home city, Alexandria, for the summer of 2012. I experienced the last few days of Ramadan and the following Eid Al-Fitr for the first (conscious) time in my life in Egypt.

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