Mohammad Shafiqul Islam

May 30, 2020
May 30, 2020

The pandemic in poetry

"The virus is slowing us down to the speed of poetry.” – Billy Collins

January 4, 2020
January 4, 2020

A Poetry Evening at Oxford

Among the contemporary poetic voices, the name of Ilya Kaminsky shines bright. An American-Ukranian poet, Kaminsky has already earned name and critical acclaim, publishing two collections of poetry, which have received rave reviews in front-ranking literary journals and newspapers. His latest collection is Deaf Republic (2019), whereas the first collection is titled Dancing in Odessa (2004).

July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019

Literature, kerosene and Professor Mahmood

The moment the news of students pouring kerosene on a professor came to my attention, I instantly thought it must be fake news. Either that or I was hallucinating. Because the thought of pouring kerosene on a professor and trying to light him on fire—an attempt to murder—is indeed shocking.

June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017

JIMMY, THE DOG

I want to write a poem about a dog though I've already written some poems that feature dogs. Sometimes I want

February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017

Search for Self

Jhumpa Lahiri, a well-known voice of diasporic literature and very popular among the contemporary writers of world

January 28, 2017
January 28, 2017

QUIET BY THE NAF

Schools are burnt, houses torched