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Category: Poetry

On Nightmares – by Aakriti Kuntal

Night breaks apart like pomegranate seeds in my palm. The juice is everywhere, but who can see things when they spill? There’s only the smell and the incense of the heart vomiting into the night. The night has been cut short, the dream severed. The dream like an octopus chewing the naked sense of being. […]

Odar – by M.M. Adjarian

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Forgotten Voices of Anandur – by John Mueter

The setting is the fictitious hill station of Anandur in the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu, South India, the Christian cemetery of the congregation of Saint Andrews. Frederick Osbourne (1901-1923) I was young, brimming with enthusiasm for life, eager for adventure. When my uncle, the District Commissioner, invited me to come out to Madras for […]

Three Poems – by Ankush Banerjee

Before the Divorce On their last night together, he finds her naked on the bed, his right hand on her chest, the left slowly probing what he is convinced is the grand canyon of betrayal. For most, love comes in shape of a flute. Or a birthmark resembling forgiveness. She is a black piano standing […]

Three Poems – by Purvai Aranya

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Three Poems – by Vivekanand Selvaraj

Calvin-in-exile Blue eyes, pupils dilating to the fire creeping up the cigarette butt, sickly yellow hair, swaying in the harsh blonde Beijing wind, Lines on the face, canyons hewn by rapids over the century‚Äôs bends, Calvin Palmer, while still alive, wandered the xueyuan’s corridors like a Dybbuk trying to follow rules defining space and smoke, […]