Maureen Ghazal navigates the linguistic contours of urban life, exploring the way words, phrases and modes of speaking construct the everyday. Centering the notion of home in a vibrant world that is constantly in flux, Maureen’s work also fluctuates between many forms, from poetry and prose to performance and visual art. She is the author of the collection Altijd verschoven ruimtes (Always Shifted Spaces), a series of poems that speak to her cultural heritage as a Dutch-Arabic woman, but also her movement between cities – from Rotterdam to Antwerp to Amsterdam, then back again. In Extra Extra no. 18, find her luminous instalment of the ‘News From Home feature’, in which she exchanges images of landscapes – photos of parched, mountainous vistas and Rotterdam’s watery docks, lakes and canals – with her lover, Y.