• Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Literature

Published Date: September 20, 2014
A POET

A POET

Sirajul Islam, owner of the Town Press, is waiting in an annoyed mood. There are many reasons for his annoyance. Proofreader Jubed Ali hasn't arrived yet, and the machine man is idling without any work. Moreover, the sky is overcast; it looks gloomy all around. The weather isn't favorable at all. If the...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Q&A WITH FARAH GHUZNAVI: The Writer's Wilderness Survival Kit

QTN: I am writing a novel and am about 10 chapters in. Now my character has come to a critical point where she is debating on the meaning of her life. I feel stuck and depressed like my main character! How do I shake off my writer's block? ANS: As any writer knows, it is essential to get inside the heads of your characters, but it sounds to me as if you may have taken this a bit too far!...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
THIRTY DAYS HATH SEPTEMBER

THIRTY DAYS HATH SEPTEMBER

O. Henry (September 11, 1862) – “Write what you like; there is no other rule.” The pen name of William Sydney Porter, a man whose short stories are known for their surprise endings. D.H. Lawrence (September 11, 1885) – “I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze.” Best-known for...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Three Poems by Kamal Chowdhury

Three Poems by Kamal Chowdhury

THE TWO OF US One born in darkness The other in light Each the other's shadow Brothers extraordinary One living in the underworld The other in a palace Beneath a divided moon The two keep drifting away! WINGS Waking up at befogged dawn I dart towards morning I beckon the sun with a cup of tea As I sip A shalik bird flies and lands in the dust. Thinking of that shalik I invent Some extraordinary wings. Time for me to take off! RIVERS DON'T DISAPPOINT From the stream of time I asked for its flow I'm not daunted by debris; rivers don't disappoint. I drift while looking at fish eyes— A fishing boat; I'm a downstream man. Just because it's night time I'm not alone I've composed a new tune this...