Sophia Naz

Laal Meri (My Red/Beloved), Sophia Naz


After Erica Hunt

my bride grooms
latitude in language
riding a riddle side s/addled
how a Sphinx wrecks
turning a head –
stone into space

one hole punch
time knocked up
a pause pregnant
waiting for you
to give it berth

Poems and artwork by Sophia Naz

Pushcart Prize nominee Sophia Naz has published in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Her work includes the poetry collections Peripheries, Pointillism, Date Palms, and Shehnaz, a biography. Open Zero, her fourth poetry collection, was published from Yoda Press in September 2021. Her website is

Bark Archipelago, Sophia Naz

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Spring 2022