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Rehan Qayoom

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Rehan Qayoom is a poet of English and Urdu, editor, translator and archivist. Educated at Birkbeck College, University of London, he has featured in numerous literary publications and performed his work internationally. He lives in London.

Average rating: 4.0 · 16 ratings · 2 reviews · 8 distinct works
After Parveen Shakir: Poems

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Strange FrenZies

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About Time

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Prose 1997 - 2008

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Review of ‘Love Is A Virus’ by Lola Demo

This mind-blowing album is pure seduction by music. ‘Love Is A Virus’ is very in-the-moment but its lyrics deliver an overall message about society’s obsession with making us into what we are not, with being other than oneself,. When one tries to change what one is, the things that define an individual, we are no longer wholly ourselves - That which makes each individual unique.  Auden takes up th Read more of this blog post »
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Letters To A Friend In Australia by Anaïs Nin
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'You wrote so wonderfully in your "diary" about my letters as talismans. And I also understand your not seeing the mystic. I started out as one but half of me was a woman of passion, and I was glad to be able to live out both - my duality. I was able ...more
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Apple by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
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I and the public know
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return.

(W. H. Auden, ‘September 1, 1939’).

In an early evidence of humans relating childbirth to pregnancy discovered at Çatalhöyük (Turkey) in the 1960s,
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The Gospel Code by Ben Witherington III
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'Seeking the truth is good, but finding it is better. Being found by the Truth is best of all.' ...more
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
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'What, I wondered, was the point of me? I contributed nothing to the world, absolutely nothing, and I took nothing from it either. When I ceased to exist, it would make no material difference to anyone.

Most people’s absence from the world would be fe
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House Arrest by Alan Bennett
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14 March [2020 - ] As an over-seventy, I am officially exhorted to remain isolated and indoors which is to say that my usual going-on now has governmental endorsement.

18 March The York Theatre Royal’s tour of The Habit of Art, the play about Auden an
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
“We men of study, whose heads are in our books, have need to be straightly looked after! We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Set Free Your Flow by Selin Senol-Akin
“I’ve now come...to not only accept my bicultural identity (which I’d spent my entire life running from, in order to ‘fit in’ better just in one category) but actually to be empowered by my duality.”
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Paper Angels by Anne Tammel
"As a pause from my works of fiction, I offer this short but thoughtful collection of poems to the world.

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I have always been fascinated with cultural figures who dared to conquer tragedies or face great losses, or who dared to lo" Read more of this review »
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The Lonely Century by Noreena Hertz
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This copiously-sourced book is a Must Read, as human living increasingly becomes urbanised, virtual, algorithm-led, contactless and digitised. It affirms the need for in-person presence in order to nurture a healthy and less lonely human society and ...more
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“I believe the visionaries and true reflections of society will be rewarded after their lives. Those being rewarded now are giving the public what it needs now, usually applauding its current state and clearing consciences.”
Hollace M. Metzger

“I know I will always be attracted to the unknown as it does often verify what I am or what else I could be.”
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Arundhati Roy
“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”
Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

Victoria Mosley
“Each morning they re- hang the sky
early, before sunrise; it moves to left or right
and I look hard to see the gap
between here and heaven.

© Victoria Mosley ‘’Love Bites”
Victoria Mosley

Alaska Gold
“He carries stars in his pockets
because he knows
she fears the dark.
Whenever sadness pays her a visit
he paints galaxies
on the back of her hands.”
Alaska Gold, Growing Light




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