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Poetry: Letters and Things by Shivani Gupta

Letters and Things by Shivani Gupta

Shivani Gupta

 

Shivani Gupta works as a Design Researcher at Studio 5B, Mumbai. She is a trained performance artist, with a background in dance, theatre and spoken-word poetry. She is passionate about working with people and dedicated to understanding and predicting what motivates human behaviour.

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Poetry: Matrices by Rony Nair

Matrices by Rony Nair

Rony Nair

Rony Nair’s been a worshipper at the altar of prose and poetry; they have been the shadows of his life, the bedsit at the end of a long day; the repository that does the sound of silence inimitably well. Rony works as an oil and gas Risk Management consultant and has travelled extensively, fronted dangers often. But that’s his day job, the one that pays for bread and bills.

Rony was a published columnist with the Indian Express. He has been published by Sonic Boom, Quail Bell Magazine, YGDRASIL journal, Mindless Muse, Yellow Chair Review, Two Words For, New Asian Writing (NAW), Semaphore, The Foliate Oak Magazine, Open Road Magazine, Tipton Review, Antarctica Journal, North East Review, Muse India, and YES magazine, among others. He cites V.S Naipaul, A.J Cronin, Patrick Hamilton, Alan Sillitoe, John Braine and Nevil Shute and F.S. Fitzgerald as influences on his life; Philip Larkin, Dom Moraes and Ted Hughes as his personal poetry idols. Larkin’s’ collected poems would be the one book he would like to die with.


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Poetry: Rain Elegy 1 by Pitambar Naik

Rainy Elegy by Pitambar Naik

Pitambar NaikPitambar Naik was born and brought up in Odisha in India, educated in Sambalpur University for a BA and in Osmania University for an MA in Journalism. He is an advertising copywriter.  He writes poems and short fiction in English, he has been featured in journals such as Brown Critique, Spark Magazine, CLRI, Indian Review, Indian Ruminations, IMRJ, Poem Hunter UK, Forward Poetry UK, Muse India, HEArt Online in USA etc. He is based in Hyderabad and can be reached at pitambarbharati@rediffmail.com, bharatipitambar@gmail.com


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Poetry: Mysteries by Aparna Vincent

Mysteries by Aparna Vincent

Aparna Vincent

Aparna Vincent enjoys working with diverse layers of imagery in her fiction.She has lived in three Indian cities so far and fell in love with all the three. Currently, she is working on her Ph.D at the University of Hyderabad. Her work tries to understand rhetoric and symbolism in protest politics. She likes rains, long walks and oceans and makes good friends with animals. Trees make her feel safe and knitting keeps her sane. Her work has previously appeared in The Hindu and Counter Currents. She blogs at aparnavincent.wordpress.com


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Poetry: Seconds by Sudeep Pagedar

Seconds by Sudeep Pagedar

Sudeep Pagedar

Sudeep Pagedar is a Bombay-based writer. Almost a decade after his graduation from college, he remains a student of literature: of the culture it constructs, and is a part of as well. He currently works as a development sector consultant in the Asia-Pacific region, and writes poetry, yearning for an early retirement and the Himalayas. 


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Poetry: Paper Clip by Utsav Kaushik

 

Paper Clip by Utsav Kaushik

Utsav KaushikUtsav Kaushik’s voice is deep set in the grey shades of North India. Voices that have been silenced, his poetry boldly speaks for those. His poems have been published in LondonGripThe Paragon JournalThe Anapest Journal, Ashvamegh…the Literary Flight, InkSweatTears, Indian RuminationsIndian Review, Linden Avenue Literary, Hawaii Review. He has recently published a collection called The Silent Hour (Authorspress New Delhi, India).


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Poetry: Looking for an Answer by Pawan Hira

Looking for an Answer by Pawan Hira

Pawan Hira

Pawan Nooroo Heera (Pawan N Hira) holds an advanced degree in English Language and Literature from India. He is a Poet and in that capacity works primarily with English language and his native language, Koli Gujarati. 

He runs a digital magazine, ‘The Quiet Letter’ (quietletter.com) as a founder and Editor to support new writers across boundaries.  He writes in English and has completed a final draft of his debut novel. He wants to earn a Master’s degree in Creative Writing; at present he is working on a short story collection and long form essays related to culture, migration, and education. 


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Passion by Sneha Subramanian Kanta

Sneha Subramanian – Passion

Sneha

 

An awardee of the prestigious GREAT scholarship, Sneha Subramanian Kanta has a second postgraduate degree in literature from England. Her poem ‘At Dusk with the Gods’ won the Alfaaz (Kalaage) prize. She is the founding editor of Parentheses Journal, a literary initiative that straddles hybrid identities across coasts and climes. Her work is forthcoming in VIATOR project, Cold Creek Review, figroot press and elsewhere.


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A Poem by Poornima Laxmeshwar

A Poem by Poornima Laxmeshwar

Poornima Laxmeshwar resides in the garden city Bangalore and works as a content writer for a living. Her poems have appeared in Kritya, MuseIndia, Writers Asylum, The Aerogram, Stockholm literary review, and are forthcoming in Northeast review and Brown Critique. Her haiku have found space in several magazines like Frogpond, Hundred gourds, BottleRocket, Under the Basho and others.


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China: Reviving the power of poetry

Wang Xiaoyu’s favorite bedtime routine now is to reach for hersmartphone and play a poem. Every night at 10 pm, the 32-year-old sales executive in Shanghai logs on to a poetry-sharinggroup on the social network WeChat and listens to or reads apoem.

It has become a regular pastime ever since she discovered the group, whose Chinese name literally translates to “Read a poem before you sleep”. Continue reading