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Issue 37 – January, 2021

Issue 36 – NovDec, ’20

Issue 35 – LGBTQ+ Vol 1 (October, 2020)

Issue 34 – September, ’20


Iranian Edition (Vol II) | Essay by Amir Ahmadi Arian | Issue 40 (2021)

Amir Ahmadi Arian teaches literature and creative writing at CUNY City College in New York City. 

His work has appeared in The New York Times, Paris Review, New York Review of Books, Al Jazeera, London Review of Books, Electric Literature, Rumpus, Michigan Quarterly Review, Words Without Borders, the Guardian, Lithub, and elsewhere. He is the author of Then The Fish Swallowed Him (HarperCollins 2020).

Iranian Edition (Vol I) | Poetry by Golnoosh Nour | Issue 39 (2021)

Golnoosh Nour teaches Creative Writing at the University of Bedfordshire and has a radio programme on Soho Radio Culture. Nour studied English Literature at Shahid Beheshti University and gained a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from Birkbeck College, University of London. Her debut short story collection The Ministry of Guidance was published in 2020, the debut poetry collection was published in 2017 and her next poetry collection Rocksong is forthcoming with the87press.

Her writing has also appeared in Granta, Poetry Anthology, and Spontaneous Poetics amongst others. Golnoosh regularly performs her work at literary events and festivals across the UK and internationally. She is the co-editor of Magma 80 and an anthology of queer writing forthcoming with Muswell Press. 

Poetry | ‘Tomato Plant’ & ‘Sea Urchins’ by Tom Paine | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Tom Paine is an Associate Professor in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire. A graduate of Princeton and the Columbia MFA program, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Zoetrope, Boston Review, The England Review, The O. Henry Awards and twice in the Pushcart Prize.

His first collection, Scar Vegas (Harcourt), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Pen/Hemingway finalist.

Iranian Edition (Vol II) | Poetry by Roger Sedarat | Issue 40 (2021)

Roger Sedarat is a professor of poetry and literary translation in the MFA Program at Queens College, City University of New York. He is the author of four poetry collections: Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic, which won Ohio UP’s 2007 Hollis Summers’ Prize, Ghazal Games (Ohio UP 2011), Foot Faults: Tennis Poems (David Robert Books), and Haji as Puppet: an Orientalist Burlesque, which won Word Works 2016 Tenth Gate Prize for a Mid-Career Poet.

A recipient of the Willis Barnstone Prize in Translation, his rendering of classical and contemporary Persian verse, along with other literary work have appeared in Poetry, Brooklyn Rail, Guernica, World Literature Today, and Michigan Quarterly Review.

Poetry | ‘An Immigrant at Lake Ontario’ & one other poem by Golam Rabbani | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Golam Rabbani is a settler immigrant of color in Canada, living in Kingston, Ontario. He grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As an academic, he is involved in postsecondary teaching and research in Bangladesh, Belgium, and Canada for more than twelve years. At present, he is completing his PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, Canada. He holds a BA and two MAs in English literature and linguistics.

He has won SSHRC Doctoral Award in Canada, Erasmus Mundus Asian Regional Scholarship in Belgium, and details about his academic/creative contributions are available at 

Poetry | ‘Odd Hour Woman’ & ‘Rehab’ by Kankana Basu | Issue 36 (Nov, 2020)

Kankana Basu is a Mumbai based writer. Her novel Cappuccino Dusk (HarperCollins India) was Long Listed for the 2007 Man Asian Literary Prize and and she has two collections of short stories: Vinegar Sunday (Indialog Publishers) and Lamplight: Paranormal Stories from the Hinterlands (Pan Macmillan). 

She reviews books and writes human interest stories for The Asian Age, The Sunday Hindu and The New Indian Express, and also assists in the Bengali-to-English and cinematic translation of the works of her grandfather, the late Bengali writer, Saradindu Bandopadhyay (creator of the bhandralok detective, Byomkesh Bakshi). 

Fiction | ‘Flat – Out Earth Moving’ by Mark Anthony Jarman | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Mark Anthony Jarman currently teaches at the University of New Brunswick. His novel, Salvage King Ya!, is on’s list of 50 Essential Canadian Books. He has been short-listed for the O. Henry Prize and Best American Essays, won a Gold National Magazine Award in nonfiction, the Maclean-Hunter Endowment Award (twice), and the Jack Hodgins Fiction Prize. A graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a Yaddo fellow, he has previously taught at the University of Victoria. 

Poetry | ‘Aubade’ & ‘Flying over Bonaire’ by Ricardo Pau-Llosa | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Pulitzer nominated Ricardo’s poems have appeared (and/or will soon) in Ambit, American Journal of Poetry, American Poetry Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Blackbird, Boston Review, Burnside, The Common, december, Ekphrasis, The Fiddlehead, Hudson Review, Ilanot Review, Island, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Plume, PN Review, Poetry, Prism, Quadrant, Southern Review, Stand, Vayavya, Virginia Quarterly Review, Volt, among many other journals. 

Fiction | ‘The Ballad of the Almost Cancer’ by Craig Loomis | Issue 36 (Nov, 2020)

Craig Loomis is Associate Professor of English and Head of the Division of Humanities and Arts at the American University of Kuwait. His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Colorado Review, The Prague Revue, Sukoon Magazine, The Maryland Review, The Absurdist, The Louisville Review, Bazaar, The Rambler, The Los Angeles Review, Five on the Fifth, The Prairie Schooner, among other places.

Poetry | ‘The Ghosts at the Infirmary’ (10 poems) by Goirick Brahmachari | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Goirick Brahmachari’s debut collection of poems, For the Love of Pork (Les Editions du Zaporogue, Denmark) won the Muse India – Satish Verma Young Writer Award (Poetry) 2016. He is also the winner of the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize, 2016. Other collections of verses by Brahmachari include joining the dots, 2016, Wet Radio and Other Poems, 2017 and A Broken Exit, 2019. He is currently working on a collaborative volume of verses titled ‘The Nightwalkers’ along with Debarshi Mitra. His poems and essays have appeared in various journals, magazines, blogs and pamphlets.

Poetry | ‘Paranoid Love’ & ‘Divorce’ by Vivek V. Narayan | Issue 36 (Nov, 2020)

Vivek V. Narayan is a writer, performance-maker, and scholar. He graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in Theater and Performance Studies, is an alumnus of Royal Holloway, University of London (on a Charles Wallace India Trust Award), and of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at Ashoka University. His writing has appeared in The Caravan, J-CASTE, The Hindu, Fountain Ink, AZURE (3:4, 4:3), and The High Window.

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