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Issue #34

Three Poems by Purvai Aranya

Purvai Aranya moved to Minneapolis from India in 2018, after studying English and Creative Writing. She was longlisted for the Toto Awards for English Creative Writing in 2018. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry from the University of Minnesota, and working on her poetry and artwork.

The Jump by Rahad Abir

Rahad Abir is a writer from Bangladesh. His work has appeared in Himal Southasian, Aerodrome, Mithila Review, The Wire, Courrier International and BRICK LANE TALES anthology, among other places. He was the recipient of the 2017-18 Charles Pick Fellowship at the University of East Anglia. Currently, he is finishing his first novel.

Found and Lost in Nationalism! by Mahbub Talukder (tr. Sarwar Morshed)

Mahbub Talukder, a retired bureaucrat and the current commissioner of the Bangladesh Election Commission, has penned 44 books across genres. He was laureled with the prestigious Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2012 for his outstanding contribution to Bangla Literature.

Sarwar Morshed, an Associate Professor of English at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh is a researcher, columnist, poet and translator. The publications of this Ph. D scholar include Depoeticized Rhapsody, In the Castle of My Mind, Figuratively Speaking and Rendezvous with Words.