The Unbridled Romance of Love and Pain
Safinah Danish Elahi

Described as an “ode to exploring the unbound beauty of the universe and its beings”, these minimalistic poems often come across as epiphanic; sudden thoughts that capture the essential meaning of the most commonplace events that, although seemingly ordinary, are actually loaded with intense emotion.

The Dragonfly and Other Poems
Sahibzada Riaz Noor

A collection of verse that fuses emotion and intellect in the tradition of modern poetry that searches for universal meanings in contemporary events. The poet is a former chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and many of his poems, including the titular ‘The Dragonfly’, are inspired by events, places and people in the Frontier region.

Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, November 10th, 2019