Dean’s ‘Letter to London’ is a poem about being a Londoner in Glasgow.
Arminda has a startling power. But is it enough to rescue the woman she loves?
When Harpreet posts a video online in a stance against racism, their friend begins to see the benefits of social media – but will Harpreet’s fame last?
An unexpected encounter throws up past shames and future possibilities on the number 23 bus…
Sameeya’s poetry explores her experience of cultural hybridity as a British Pakistani woman of Islamic faith.
Kelly Liszt’s short personal essay details her journey through postpartum depression when her daughter was born to being a mother to a tween in the time of Covid-19.
The dream does not leave his mind with the rising daylight; it sinks in deeper, taking hold of him and forcing him to view the truth of what he had been stopped from doing.
– raccoon and thought of you, how you lay in the hospital bed, breathing so heavy, hooked up to that machine, and the raccoon breathed the same way, so if I closed my eyes I would’ve thought it was human
We eat at Olive Garden after learning if our father / had stronger kidneys a portion of his intestines
In Paris, every advertisement is a painting. The city is wallpapered with them: vibrant, colorful posters that grow like moss on every surface.
The pre-pandemic stories you will find in this book do not contain utopias or cast a light back on a better or happier time. They don’t tell stories of a world where nothing bad happens. As you’ll read, it is the small acts of resiliency that give humans the courage to face their fears, and ultimately, to change.
– Lexie Angelo
Having a home is serious. In the stories, poems and non-fiction essays in the following collection we find not one fixed notion of home, but a spinning multitude that reflects this continual movement and change.
– Christina Neuwirth
This anthology has done what a good contemporary anthology ought to do: gather together a small crowd of smart people, and through their writings, capture a snapshot of that change. It shows us what things look like right here. Right now.
– Claire Askew
Taliha Quadri interviews Finnish fantasy author Maria Turtschaninoff. Her book series The Red Abbey Chronicles is published by Pushkin Press and translated by Annie Prime.
Taliha Quadri interviews Faran Kiani, the author of Five Wishes and the Prophecy of the Prince, which was the first ever fantasy book in English published by the National Book Foundation of Pakistan.