if i can’t see the poem i write & it grows open

A poem for Asifa Bano entitled “if i can’t see the poem i write & it grows open” is up today at I am not a silent poet (April 16, 2018). Thanks Reuben Woolley!

Read the poem here: if i can’t see the poem i write & it grows open

Thanks everyone!

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ars poetica in my paintbox slips through the shithole

Another poem of mine is up today (January 13, 2018) at I am not a silent poet. Many thanks to Reuben Woolley!

Click here to read : ars poetica in my paintbox slips through the shithole

Thanks everyone!

poems for Ahed Tamimi

Honored to have had my poem entitled “slap” featured today (January 6, 2018) in I am not a silent poet alongside works by Antony R Owen & Reuben Woolley! Below are the links:

The Slapping by a Palestinian Girl by Antony Owen

silence my dear by Reuben Woolley

slap, for Ahed Tamimi by Debasis Mukhopadhyay

Photograph: Al Jazeera

Thanks everyone!

 

#bringbackourgirls

The new issue (vol. 8, issue 2, February 2017) of The Bitchin’ Kitsch is out (January 31, 2017), which includes my poem “#bringbackourgirls“. Many thanks to editor Chris Talbot-Heindl.

Click here to read : #bringbackourgirls (p. 27)

Note : #bringbackourgirls first appeared in different version in I am not a silent poet (April 14, 2014).

Thanks everyone!

Lorca’s body will never be found

I am  grateful & honored to see my poem “Lorca’s body will never be found” featured today in I am not a silent poet, the most immediate poetry press in Europe (November 9, 2016). My heartfelt thanks to Reuben Woolley for running the piece on a day like today!

Click here to read the poem : Lorca’s body will never be found

Thanks everyone!

(Note: Originally entitled “play & theory of the drunken boat“, this poem first appeared in different version in Manneqüin.Haüs on May 17, 2016.)

what good Halloween is to us

I would like to truly thank Reuben Woolley, editor of I am not a silent poet for publishing a poem of mine, entitled “what good is Halloween to us” (November 4, 2016).

Click here to read this poem : what good Halloween is to us

Thanks everyone!

Interview with Reuben Woolley by Antony Owen

Interview with Reuben Woolley by Antony Owen.
Thank you Reuben Woolley!

I am not a silent poet

Hey Reuben, so tell me a little about IANASP and why people should read it?

I am not a silent poet started at the end of November 2014. I was at a point where I was getting very angry and depressed about the number of Facebook posts and Tweets about different kinds of abuse all over the world: gender abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, female genital mutilation, abuse of the disabled, the bombings in Gaza, Syria and many other places leading to the huge numbers of refugees trying to enter Europe with many drowning on the way in the Mediterranean, the mistreatment and killing of blacks in the USA, austerity imposed by the Conservative party in the UK and its terrible effects on the poorer members of society…

I felt it was time to do something, but this was rather frustrating because of my age and family situation, there is…

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