I needed to feel the sadness to overcome it. Reading and writing poetry allowed me to do just that.
Despite being five years into my Ph.D. program, leaving it helped me confront, and dispel, the worst fears about myself.
It's time to diversify your literary canon.
The story behind one of the most famous Middle-Eastern dancers in the West, who was determined to become more than a spectacle.
You've heard of a Jack Keruac, but have you ever heard of a Hettie Jones?
4000 years ago, our lives changed forever.
The vision of lavender is rather uplifting - it stands delicately tall among the rest, but it is not intimidating either. I adore its confrontation. In fact, I look forward to it.
It definitely sounds perfect as your Instagram caption, but the legendary poet never wrote it.
It took me a while, but I'm proud to say I'm Kashmiri.
What do you do when you're teaching a class of teenagers and you hear sex noises?
I love the feeling, I love the hand cramps, I love the rush to get everything down on paper, I love kissing a sealed envelope. I love it all.
Poetry helped shape the way I think about love, life and everything in-between..