Posts Tagged ‘nasir’

On the Subject of Al-Qur’an

by Askia Nasir Bilal   Its Words are ten stone slabs in the bosom piece Air mountain pegs holding my celestial body in place coral reef, beached whale bones bleached pale poems can’t touch the place its page reached “Read!” was the Word that squeezed free his rib cage The seed rooted and breathed branches […]

Al-Maqbuheen: A Short Story

Originally published December 2012 Editor’s Note: This short story has been brought back for your enjoyment as it is one of the editorial staff’s favorite short stories. By Ayesha Nasir This is a fictional story which revolves around Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” poem. “Hey, Perce? Care to pass me that newspaper?” Bill asked, his eyes […]