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 52nd Shankar-Shad Mushaira today; no poet from Pakistan invited

52nd Shankar-Shad Mushaira today; no poet from Pakistan invited

Pakistani poets are notably absent at this year's poetic soiree, an important event on the city's cultural calendar

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Reading 'A Song' by Goethe and other poems

Reading 'A Song' by Goethe and other poems

Eight poems by London-based poet, editor and translator Astrid Alben under World Poetry/Prose Portfolio, curated by Sudeep Sen

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A Spare Life: An Excerpt

A Spare Life: An Excerpt

An excerpt from the novel A Spare Life, about conjoined twins, translated from the Macedonian by Christina E. Kramer

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Menses and other poems

Menses and other poems

Three poems by Irish poet and activist Emily Davis-Fletcher

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Nights and other poems

Nights and other poems

Five poems by the author of three poetry collections — Trumbull Ave., And the Business Goes to Pieces and Sudden Parade

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Grippin

Grippin

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Poems as Kite Tails above a Cliff

Poems as Kite Tails above a Cliff

Poems as Kite Tails above a Cliff by Colombia-based George Mario Angel Quintero, who has written fiction, poetry and essays, in English and Spanish, under World Poetry/Prose Portfolio, curated by Sudeep Sen

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Symbol and other poems

Symbol and other poems

Four poems by American poet and essayist Alfred Corn, the author of 11 books of poems and two novels, under World Poetry/Prose Portfolio, curated by Sudeep Sen

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And soon... and other poems

And soon... and other poems

Six poems by art critic, novelist, award-winning poet, lecturer and broadcaster Sue Hubbard, under World Poetry/Prose Portfolio, curated by Sudeep Sen

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Who Knew and other poems

Who Knew and other poems

Five poems by London-based poet and short story writer, under World Poetry/Prose Portfolio, curated by Sudeep Sen

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Music of the Ghosts: Plumbing the Depths  of Suffering

Music of the Ghosts: Plumbing the Depths of Suffering

Vaddey Ratner on her attempts to imagine the depth of suffering that her father might have endured after he was taken away by the Khmer Rouge regime and her reflections on what his journey might have been like

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I Come Bearing Dreams: NM Rashid and Modernist Urdu Poetry

I Come Bearing Dreams: NM Rashid and Modernist Urdu Poetry

He began his poetic career with a youngster’s contempt for established mores and ended it with an expression of ambiguity, managing to imbue it with ineffable optimism

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