Poetry by Misbah Ansari.
“Slum Women” is a performance poem expressed using gothic literary and performative expressions like eerie head tilts signifying slow guillotining actions (noted between brackets), child-like voice emulations when talking about the rich, and Indian funeral dance actions.
Thoughts about my language.
On Le Fanu’s Carmilla, which was written decades before Dracula.
On the women leading the anti-CAA protest movement.
A gendered perspective on forced nationalism