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My Gothic Romance (April 2019)

Full-Length Poetry Collection

at Finishing Line Press

on Amazon 


"The Dating Game" in The Chamber Magazine (July 2023)

"Death in the New Age" in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (July/Aug. 2023)

"Bloodsucker" in The Chamber Magazine

"Drowning" in Flash Fiction Magazine

"Death at the Samosa Cafe" in Mystery Magazine (March 2022 Kindle Edition)

"Lock Your Doors" in On the Run

"Digging In" in Desilit*

"The Alphabet Workbook" in Ellery Queen (August 2010 print issue)


"The Nature of the Beast" in Greenhouse Literary

"Crustacean on Land" in Uncanny

"Kitchens Through Which I Have Traveled" in Jaggery

"Quiet" in The Five-Two

"Black Widow" in Spirituality & Health

"Handle With Care" in Spirituality & Health

"Two Voices" in Spirituality & Health

"Confetti" in Spirituality & Health

"Recluse" in The Paddock Review

"Ice Pick" in Strange Horizons

"Semi Tropical" in Liminality

"Red Moon" in Moira

"Enough About You" in Moira

"Serpentine" & "Thornfield in The Literary Hatchett

"The Weatherman's Text" in Pedestal Magazine

"Remnants" in Pedestal Magazine

"Muse Noir" in 5-2 Crime Poetry

"Apa's Painting" in The Journal of Pakistan Studies*

"Taj Mahal, America" for the Cobalt Cafe Reading*

"The Bibliophile" in Pedestal Magazine*

"Mugged", "Everything New" and "China-Silk Shoes" in Mascara Literary Review*

"Genuflecting at LAX" in Desilit


"The Poetry of Mystery" a blog post for EQMM's Something is Going to Happen

The Story of Islamic Poetry" in Bloomsbury Digital Resources

"The Pleasure of Writing Less" in Thought Catalog

"15 Ways Reading Poetry Will Make You More Successful" in Thought Catalog

"The Symbolism of the Number Seven in Islamic Culture and Rituals" in Religion Encyclopedia

"The Politics of Rape in Pakistan:  Victim or Criminal?" in Beyond Borders


Reviews, interviews, awards, & and recordings

Video Trailer for my short story, "The Dating Game"

Video Trailer for my short story, "Death in the New Age"

An animated audio reading of my flash story, "Drowning"

Video Trailer for my short story, "Bloodsucker"

Honorable Mention in the 2022 Dillydoun Flash Fiction Prize Contest for my story, "Crashing"

New Literary Project announces the 2022 Jack Hazard Fellowship recipients in press release (March 2022)

"Setting the Mood" featured in They Write by Night hosted by Suzanne Lummis (July 2020)

Review of My Gothic Romance in Pedestal Magazine (December 2019)

Reading "Crime Scene" at Beyond Baroque December 2019 (Video)

Reading "The Wolf" at Catalina Public Library July 2019 (Video)

Reading "Lizards" at Catalina Public Library July 2019 (Video)

Reading "Damsel Ghost" at the Method & Mystery Book Launch (Video)

Review of the poem "Ice Pick" in Quick Sip Reviews

Podcast recording of "Ice Pick, performed by Ciro Faienza at Strange Horizons

Review of Wide Awake in "Los Angeles Review of Books"

Wide Awake reading Skirball (Video slideshow of the event)

Audio recording of "Muse Noir"

Author's Night Interview with mom, Chef Farhana, at Calabasas Library (Video)

Beyond Baroque Poetry Reading (Video)*

Aloud reading/recording of Newer Poets Los Angeles*

Blood Jet Writing Hour Interview*

Review of the short story, "The Alphabet Workbook", (published by Ellery Queen) at Nasty. Brutish. Short*

"Genuflecting at LAX" winner of the 2006 Desilit Rapid Writing Contest



Summer Forgets to Wear a Petticoat (Jan. 2016)


at Finishing Line Press

on Amazon


Tongue-Tied:  A Memoir in Poems (2012)


at Finishing Line Press

on Amazon

Poetry in Printed Anthologies 

Method & Mystery:  A Researched-Based Guide to Teaching Poetry

Wide Awake:  Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond

The Night Goes on All Night:  Poems Inspired by Noir*

Dragonfly in the Sun:  An Anthology of Pakistani Writing in English

Strange Cargo

Blue Arc West:  An Anthology of California Poets





* Published as "Mehnaz Turner"









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