‘Mary Magdalene Touches a Gazelle’ and other poems

Introduction One of the most powerful ways to love an art form is to be…

‘The Great Mother’ and other poems

Introduction When I was a teenager, my mother overheard my friend discussing someone she was…

‘The Unknown Corporate Citizen’ and other poems

Introduction Once in a rare while an editor comes across poignant verses that are unselfconscious…

‘Ode to Clitoria Ternatea’ and other poems

Introduction When is a woman like a tree? Very often, if one were to consider…

‘Ouroborous Pastoral’ and other poems

Introduction What is that old saying about poetry being the right words in the right…

‘Robot, Return’ and other poems

Introduction When I began reading poetry for this issue of TBLM, I never thought I’d…

‘Lesson’ and other poems

Introduction My grandfather was fond of saying ‘An inch of gold does not buy an…

‘Waiting for Kolatkar Mia’ and Other Poems

Introduction Tributes to poets in the form of poetry are tricky things. Especially when the…

‘Online Lecture’ and other poems

Introduction In Requiem for a Nun, William Faulkner immortalized the lines, ‘The past is never…

‘Sashiko’ and other poems

Introduction ‘Sooner or later everything rips’ Naz begins in ‘Sashiko’. Brokenness lies at the heart…