Imagined Confessions and the Crumbs of Everyday Godhood

July 2014

Ramadan Photo A Day 2014: Days 21-30

By |July 27th, 2014|

The final installment of 14-word couplets inspired by the 2014 Ramadan Photo A Day challenge.

Ramadan Photo A Day 2014: Days 11-20

By |July 18th, 2014|

14-word couplets inspired by Days 11-20 of the Ramadan Photo A Day challenge.

What Am I To Do

By |July 15th, 2014|

What Am I To Do
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

what am I to do with these strange women
holding up dead dolls, bloodied on my screen
swaddled in strips […]

Ramadan Photo A Day 2014: Days 1-10

By |July 8th, 2014|

For this year's Ramadan Photo A Day challenge, I decided to write and photograph 14-word couplets inspired by the binary prompts.

June 2014

Writing News: Writivism Short List and poems for Pen Powered Mic 1

By |June 2nd, 2014|

The writing life is rough. Gritty as sandpaper against the skin of all four of your cheeks. Some people talk of bleeding onto pages, they’re […]

May 2014

Google Found Poetry: What Do You Call Someone Who

By |May 29th, 2014|

Another Google Found Poem

Found Poetry: A Google Search Poem

By |May 8th, 2014|

This is a poem made up entirely of Google autocomplete suggestions to search queries.

I took the idea from Google Poetics, a blog that […]

The last of NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 28-30

By |May 7th, 2014|

Poems inspired by Buzzfeed/Upworthy headlines


3 Places Old poets Go To Die
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

The space between two mouths
shuddering close, edging the last
of […]

April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 27

By |April 27th, 2014|

On prompt ekphrastic


Paper clips
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee
adapted from poem #31 from the MA thesis […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 26

By |April 26th, 2014|

After the Miscarriage
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

It is all for the mother,
the glossed eyes, the quiver at the edge
of sympathy and bakery biscuits
to feed mourners at […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 25

By |April 25th, 2014|

 On prompt: Anaphora

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

I am not the silk in a swish.
I am not frothy whispering.
I am not the coolness of an eye.
I […]

NaPoWrimo 2014 Catch-up: Day 13-24

By |April 25th, 2014|

12 Poems


The Good Girls
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

good girls clean chickens
love their grannies
marry well
cry in cupboards
dust under beds
don’t visit empty-handed
good girls make children
tweeze carefully
go on beach holidays
google […]

NaPoWrimo 2014 Catch-up: Day 8-12

By |April 16th, 2014|

I’ve been away for a few days, out in the tempered bush of a game reserve in the Eastern Cape, taking pictures of animals […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 6 and 7

By |April 7th, 2014|

There are two poems today because the one from yesterday only really came together this morning.

Picture Prompt
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

It packed its socks […]