“It is his last photo,/ but the camera keeps clicking/ every year without him/ in the dark lens.” Poem of the Week (September 9), by Mir Mahfuz Ali.Read More
Mir Mahfuz Ali was born in Dhaka and studied at Essex University. He has worked as a male model and a tandoori chef, and as a dancer and actor. As a performer, he is renowned for his extraordinary voice — a rich, throaty whisper brought about by a Bangladeshi policeman trying to silence the singing of anthems during a public anti-war demonstration. Mir Mahfuz Ali was the recipient of the 2013 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize, and published his first collection with Seren in 2014.
The opening match of The Missing Slate’s Poetry World Cup.Read More
“I have come to admire/ the resilience of this tiger land…” By Mir Mahfuz AliRead More
“Bangladesh, I’m searching for your homeless –/ for where they can set up house in the hearts of mango-people,/ fruits exploding on shy branches…” By Mir Mahfuz AliRead More