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Alizarin Crimson

Alizarin Crimson

Mr. Hartley took a small canvas the size of a notebook from the table at the front of the classroom. “You’ll apply the alizarin first….

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The Lighthouse Keeper

The Lighthouse Keeper

My father had a job as a lighthouse keeper. His lighthouse could be seen from all over town – on account of our town being…

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Birbhum: Days and Nights

Birbhum: Days and Nights

Afternoon The Bathroom In the bathroom, The plastic bucket stares red, The white walls walk bare, This naked bar of soap, Wants to forever live…

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Ode to the Tree of Life

Ode to the Tree of Life

After moringa, also known as drumstick tree or horseradish tree For my auntie, my father’s younger sister, with her liver disease “Let thy food by…

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Turkish Memoire

Turkish Memoire

I Wind blew in the dry reeds beside Lake Van while granules of sand stung my face and hands, the hourglass of time fallen on…

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A Woman Arrested in Turkey

A Woman Arrested in Turkey

While a woman’s dragged flailing from the street tonight (a protester, I see her teeth and jeans), my mother takes the dog around the block…

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War by Luigi Pirandello

War by Luigi Pirandello

Every month, The Reading Room showcases a short story, or excerpts of a book, from some of the greatest writers the world has ever seen.

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