“Every day I lie and say / I know this place. / My mother’s kitchen / brims with afflictions / I must pretend to befriend it / we all know it can have only one master / from its beginning to its end”
“A good art director intentionally builds a library of images in his subconscious through reading and forgetting.”
“I expect this is a magazine for people who read widely, and they want something different and new.”
“And although beginnings have the better reputation, a beginning also serves to close off other possibilities. The ending, meanwhile, opens them up.”
Performers and performance are also central to weddings, both for their ability to entertain and to temporarily violate social norms.
ALQ’s Fall 2022 issue with a focus on WEDDINGS is open for submissions until August 7.
Today we’re launching the Summer 2022 JOKE themed issue of ArabLit Quarterly, guest edited by Anam Zafar.
In the pieces included here, men seem more likely to link mirrors to a past, while for women they are part of an encircling present.
ALQ’s Summer 2022 issue with a focus on THE JOKE is open for submissions until April 15.