Dilruba AhmedTwo poems by alum Dilruba Ahmed (poetry, ’09) appear in the May/June 2016 issue of American Poetry Review. One of the poems is featured online:

“MOTHER’S REVENGE: AFGHAN WOMAN ‘KILLS 25 TALIBAN’ AFTER SON SHOT DEAD”

Careful, now,
the gun still
in my hands—
who among us
wouldn’t open
fire for smaller
a wound?
My hands reek
of gunpowder,
a carbine. Who
has not perceived
that parenting
is to savage
the beast
that threatens
our offspring?
Bear with me.

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