October 26, 2018

On Character Names

By Aatif Rashid

Picking a character name is often as hard as writing the first line of a new novel or story—the kind of specific and essential task that often halts any momentum […]

April 13, 2018

Against Relatability

By Aatif Rashid

In a recent article in The Baffler, Soraya Roberts argues that the new genre of “Instapoetry,” most famously practiced by Rupi Kaur, is nothing more than a narcissistic feedback loop, […]