“The morning was new/ and these were morning thoughts./ The villages reduced to the howling of dogs/ belonged to the night.” Poem of the Week (April 8), by Moniza Alvi.Read More
Moniza Alvi was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. After working for many years as a secondary school teacher in London, she is now a freelance writer and tutor. Her most recent collection, ‘At the Time of Partition’ (Bloodaxe, 2013), was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.
‘Stepping’ is taken from ‘At the Time of the Partition’, with permission from the poet and the publisher.