Issue 38; February (2021)

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How is 2021 treating you so far? The second issue of the new year is out now. Featuring a stellar line up poets and writers, the issue is dedicated to the memory of a loved one who passed away a few days ago.

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ISSUE 38, Feb 2021 (Year 8)

Poetry | ‘Dream Hours’ & one other poem by Bibhu Padhi | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Bibhu Padhi has published fifteen books of poetry. His work has appeared Contemporary Review, London Magazine, The Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, The Rialto, Stand, Wasafiri, America Media, The American Scholar, Atlanta Review, Commonweal, The Manhattan Review, The New Criterion, Poet Lore, Poetry, Southwest Review, TriQuarterly,  Xavier Review, New Contrast, Takahe, The Antigonish Review, Dalhousie Review, and Queen’s Quarterly, among others. 

A Pushcart nominee, he…

Fiction | ‘Biyi, Her Beloved Husband’ by Kasimma | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Kasimma is an alumna of Chimamanda Adichie’s Creative Writing Workshop, IWP workshop, and SSDA Flow workshop. She’s been a writer-in-residence in artists’ residencies across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming on The Book Smuggler’s Den, Jellyfish Review, Afreecan Read, Orbis Journal, The Puritan, Kikwetu Journal, Kweli Journal. Her collection of short…

Poetry | ‘You bring out the Dilliwali in me’ by Ravneet Bawa | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Ravneet Bawa lives in Bombay, India and spends her time between writing and working as a independent consultant and research in branding and consumer culture. She is the host of the conversational poetry podcast, ‘Ellipsis’ which has just concluded Season 1 with 50 episodes. She has previously published poetry in Asia Writes, DWL’s magazine Papercuts,…

Poetry | ‘Drone’ & one other poem by Nilofar Shidmehr | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Nilofar Shidmher, was born and raised in Iran and currently lives in Canada. A Ph.D., MFA, she is the author of two collections of short fiction and four books of poetry in English and Farsi. She also co-translated with Ali Azarang Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye into Farsi. Dr. Shidmehr teaches in the Liberal Arts Program…

Fiction | ‘Mixtape’ by Vrinda Baliga | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Vrinda Baliga is the author of the short story collections ‘Name, Place, Animal, Thing’ and ‘Arrivals and Departures’. Her work has appeared in The Best Asian Short Stories 2018 (Kitaab International, Singapore), Asia Literary Review, Himal Southasian, The Indian Quarterly, New Asian Writing, Commonwealth Writers adda, Coldnoon, India Currents and several other literary journals and short…

Poetry | ‘Miriam’ & 2 other poems by Sujash Purna | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Bangladeshi-born Sujash Purna is a graduate student at Missouri State University. A poet based in Springfield, Missouri, he serves as an assistant poetry editor to the Moon City Review. His poetry appeared in Naugatuck River Review, Kansas City Voices, Poetry Salzburg Review, English Journal, Stonecoast Review, Red Earth Review, Emrys Journal, Prairie Winds, Gyroscope Review, and others. His…

Fiction | ‘The Naming’ by Vidya Ravi | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Vidya Ravi is a writer, with work in Slow Trains, Bangalore Review, and, most recently, in the Spring 2020 issue of Out of Print magazine. She spoke at an event organized by the Bangalore International Centre on writing sexuality in contemporary India, and her story in Out of Print will appear as part of a short story anthology later this year. She has…

Fiction | ‘Piping Plover’ by John Tavares | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

John Tavares’ previous publications include work in Plowman Press, Green’s Magazine, Filling Station, Whetstone, Broken Pencil, Tessera, Windsor Review, Paperplates, The Maple Tree Literary Supplement, The Writing Disorder, Gertrude, Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine, Bareback Magazine, Rampike, The Acentos Review, Gravel, Brasilia Review, Sediments Literary Arts-Journals, Treehouse Arts, Ginosko Literary Journal, Grey Border’s Magazine, among…

Personal Essay | ‘Escape’ by Karan Madhok | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Karan Madhok is an Indian writer, journalist, and editor of the Indian Arts Review The Chakkar. Currently based in New Delhi, Karan’s fiction, translation, and poetry have appeared in Gargoyle, The Literary Review, The Lantern Review, F(r)iction, and more. A graduate of the American University’s MFA programme, Karan is working on his first novel.

Fiction | ‘The Woman’ by Henriette Rostrup | Issue 38 (Feb, 2021)

Henriette Rostrup is a Danish writer of both adult and children’s fiction. Her novel – A YEAR OF FUNERALS (2015) was longlisted for the European Union Prize for Literature in 2016 and chosen as Aller Favorite in 2016. The graphic novel The Lake was nominated for best debut at the Ping-prize in 2018. Henriette’s short stories…


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