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Newlyweds in the Sarcophagus

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People’s Republic of Disjointed Narratives

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Sister

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The Gulabi Guavas of Allahabad and Other Poems

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The First Time I Cooked Chicken.

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after frostbite

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Painted Woman

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Father’s Day

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Before Flight

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Orpheus As A Child

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television

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Translation: Bangla Dalit Poetry

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Mahabharata’s Silent Women Speak

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Details

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The Shaman Speaks to the Mother of the Sea Beasts

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The Shaman Meets With the First of the Dead

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Quest

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Golconda Fort

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Among the Sows

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The Son And The Salt-eater

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Saif ul Malook

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The Everyday

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When A Baby Hasn’t Been Fed

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What Separated The Land From The Sea

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London 2009

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Memories Yanked From A Voiceless Throat

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On Making A Home

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Old Woman Knitting

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Bappama

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Homesickness

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Outside The Cafe

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We Water Them With Salted Tears

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tell me that i am living somewhere else and that it is better there

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Audio Slideshow: A 17th Century Persian Ghazal From India

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Our Dreams of Colour

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Hide

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Train to Bombay

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Ode to Lahore

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Dhobi Ghats of Malleswaram

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Beirut

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Dear Istanbul,

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Playmates

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Scar Tissue

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Mad Man’s Villanelle

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daybreak

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She Comes Undone

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Narcosis

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Hunger

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Globe-trotter

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Estranged

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Translation: ‘A Complaint’ by Hassan Dars

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Translation: It Isn’t An Extraordinary Thing by Afzal Ahmed Syed

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The Leopard

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Silk

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Poem for the First Week of January

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Doused

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Schadenfreude

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Here

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Clockwork Scratches

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once.

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Yesterday’s Child

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“O”

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Hovering on the Edge of a Dream

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Irony

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The Summit

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Untitled1

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Perception of the Precious Space Within

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Quest

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What If?

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Torchie’s Book of Days – Poem Three

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Torchie’s Book of Days – Poem Two

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Torchie’s Book of Days – Poem One

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Terracotta Soldiers

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Fetal – The Tale of my Abduction

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Carcinogenesis

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Kind Illusions

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Being Ordinary

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Afterword

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Chinese Village

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Two to Tango

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Sibling Rivalry

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Duzakh

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Pagalkhaana

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I Remember

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A Few Minutes Before Midnight

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Inside-Jokes

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Hamza Al-Khateeb

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Heavenly Shades of Night

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A Ghazal for Naga

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The Lady of the Lake and Other Homeless Monsters

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Empty Shells

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Immigrant Eid

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The Gods on Holiday

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Wang Ao and the Lobster

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War

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“homeicide”

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Crynoical Loving

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Spoony

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An Inability to Write Love-Songs

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Not Entirely Appropriate

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This World

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Desire, Iterated/Journeys of Iteration, Desired

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The Deep End of the Four-post

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Why Does Someone Have to Die?

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All My Men

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Tale of a City and Forbidden Times

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Our Last

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Monsoon

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She

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Sepia Evening Cinema

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Nuanced

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Sampling Causality or the Statistician or simply Things that you taught me:

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Socks on Socks

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When I Love

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On the Tube

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Milk

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The Story of Six Colours

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Sodom

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Secret Recipe

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Alone in the Room, Again

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Requiem for a Spring Night

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Brown Enough: The Un-Love Poem

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The Dream of the Attendant Ant

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Sleight of Hand

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Scheherazade Spread Thin

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Sonata in B(laspheme) Major

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Progress of an Elegy

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A Skeptic’s Winter

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Churayl, Churayl

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Love Synthesized

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Oyster

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Phantasies Of A Married Bride

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On An Anonymous Street Corner

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Outcasts

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The Pond

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By The Pond

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Let Them Eat Cake

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Butch(er) The Man(iac)

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Sniffing Glue

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Fish-Bowl Tempest

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Thus Hath The Moat Sing’d The Candle

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I Shall Sleep Now, Lest I Not Find My Incubus Tonight

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For Self Preservation

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The Heroine That Never Was

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I Razzle Dazzled ‘em, Just Like You Said, Billy

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There Is A Spoon

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Ways to Kill Yourself

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Nihilia

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Rotten Potatoes

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Sans Visage

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