Losslit contributor:
Mohammad Shafiqul Islam

MOHAMMAD SHAFIQUL ISLAM – poet, translator and academic – is the author of three books: Wings of Winds (Poetry, 2015), Humayun Ahmed: Selected Short Stories (Translation, 2016) and Aphorisms of Humayun Azad (Translation, 2017). His areas of special interest include poetry, creative writing and translation from Bengali into English. He attended several workshops and conferences on creative writing and literary translation in Bangladesh, India, Italy and UK. Islam is a poet-in-residence at Anuvad Residency 2017, Silchar, India. His poetry, translation and literary essays appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications including Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Critical Survey, SNReview, Reckoning, Right Hand Pointing, SLR, Arts & Letters, Bengal Lights, The Subterranean, Chaos, and elsewhere. His work is also anthologised in The Book of Dhaka: A City in Short Fiction (UK), Of the Nation Born (India), Poems from the SAARC Region (Sri Lanka), and Monsoon Letters: Collection of Poems (Bangladesh). A PhD candidate in the Department of English, Assam University, India, he teaches English at Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Food for Thought

Sabina and Suhel, wearing dusty clothes, drenched in a sudden downpour, cringing in the cold, seek a warm place this winter morning.