PRACHYA REVIEW

 

 

POETRY EDITOR : SHAFINUR SHAFIN (BANGLADESH)
PROSE EDITOR: IAN CRAVEN (US), ANIKA SHAH (BANGLADESH)
LOGO DESIGN : RUSSEL CHOWDHURY (BANGLADESH)
COVER DESIGN : G. B. G.SON (BANGLADESH)

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

“Writers i feel are fundamentally migrants of the imagination” – Interview of Nitasha Kaul

 

ARTWORKS

JOY OF HUMANITY BY NAJIB TAREQUE

 

STORIES

SPELLBOUND BY JUDE BRIGLEY

WITH QUIET VIOLENCE BY DAVID WHITMAN

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG REVISITED BY CHRISTOPHER STOLLE

THE HUNCHBACK BY YASIR KHAN

 

FLASH FICTION

ANNABEL LEE BY ANIKA SHAH

 

POETRY

POEMS BY ASHLEY PRINZO

POEMS BY HARIS ADHIKARI

POEMS BY JOAN MCNERNEY

POEMS BY JOE ALBANESE

POEMS BY KATHLEEN A. LAWRENCE

POEMS BY TOLA IJALUSI

POEM BY KRISTI KAR

POEM BY THOMAS PIEKARSKI

HAIKU BY ALI ZNAIDI

 

Translation of Poetry

POEMS BY SHIMUL SALAHUDDIN

 

ARTICLE

THE INVISIBLE VICTORY OF MUJO BUCPAPAJ’S POETRY BY OLTA TOTONI

 

BOOK REVIEW

TRANS*AM: CIS MEN AND TRANS WOMEN IN LOVE; DECONSTRUCTING GENDER NORMS – A BOOK REVIEW BY MASHIAT HOSSAIN

 

Editorial, April 2018

Horace Walpole established Gothic literature when he wrote his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto in 1764. The genre focused on ruin, decay, terror, death and chaos. Gothic literature is important for introducing the works of Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the works of Stephen King, and many more. Today’s culture has a growing fascination for horror, terror, the supernatural, vampires, werewolves and zombies.

Fantasy has played a crucial role in story telling from its beginning. Noted authors of the 20th century, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S Lewis and J.K. Rowling still live on today in the 21st century.

Our world is one that runs on technology; without technology where would we be? Sci-fi is credited to foreshadowing our future. Technology that was once thought impossible exist today. From tablets, mobile phones, cashless payments, autonomous cars and more, the sky is the limit. If you can dream it you can do it. 

So Prachya Review invited writers, poets, and artists to explore more from these special genres in stories and poems along with artworks. They leaned into darkness, and mesmerized us with the horror they created in their works.

 

 

Editorial Panel,

Shafinur Shafin

Anika Shah

Ian Craven