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Portal Triptych by Zeenat Khan

Zeenat Khan poem image part 1
Zeenat Khan poem image part 2

Photo by Vidhi Sharma

Zeenat Khan is a visual artist and poet from India. She holds B.A. in English Literature from Delhi University. Her poems and artworks appear or are forthcoming in Penn Review, Aleph Review, Haiku Foundation, Hakara Journal, Borderless Journal, Café Dissensus, Cattail among others. She has co-authored NOMBONO (Sundress Publication), Of Dry Tongues and Brave Hearts (Red River), and Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2021 (Hawakal Prokashana). She has read her poems in Glass House Festival 2020 organized by Artmantram, Anantha 2022 organised by Samyukta Poetry, and Friendswood Library. In 2020, she was awarded the World Architectural Poetry Award. Currently, she is working with The Sunflower Collective and The Quiver Review as a part of the editorial and advisory board. She loves to draw sketches for her teachers. You can reach her at

The featured image pairs “Roses in a Bowl” by Henri Fantin-Latour (1883) with “Battle of Crusaders and Saracens” (late 16th century) — images chosen specifically for this piece by our Art Director, Meg Sykes.