Glad to receive my copy of Sahitya Akademy’s Indian Literature and find my book review of ‘One Hundred Poems of Harekrishna Deka’ (Assamese, translated by Sadiqul Islam). Read. Comment. The journal smelled like a June Hindi textbook with rich prose and difficult words. [And then a mango from Philippines told me of jagged seasons of…
Posts from: August 2019
Raamesh Gowri Raghavan’s haibun (Sept issue, JRLJ 2019)
Raamesh Gowri Raghavan’s haibun are a delight. His karumi can be slapstick, black comedy, satire, or plain refrain. His work is one of my favorite inclusions at haibun workshops! Joao-Roque Literary Journal, Sept 2019 issue. Click to read.
Joao Roque Literary Journal, September Issue, 2019 (Sanket Mhatre’s haibun)
One: is to discover your own story ideas, and themes of obsessions. Another is to discover a friend who wrote (soulfully) in Marathi also writing in English. This discovery — a stunning phenomena. Please welcome Sanket Mhatre – enfant terrible – forked linguistic-tongued, who has begun scribbling in English. Many more poems from his pen…
Monopoly in Mumbai
I wonder if some places/venues in Bombay have been monopolized. No matter how much you send an application for a book launch event/workshop, they turn a deaf ear. Then suddenly there are other’s who are launching their books/exposing their eloquence. Same set of names. Regurgitated (best-friend) list. Lovely monopoly, but guys, let the others breathe….
Assured & unabated: poster
THE INGLORIOUS COINS OF THE COUNTING HOUSE by Rochelle Potkar, GB Poetry Book Prize Finalist | Assured & unabated
My poems appear in Anomalous Press
My poems appear in Part I of the South Asian Subcontinent Folio curated/edited by Scherezade Siobhan (thank you!) for Anomalous Press. Click to read my poems. Read the whole issue, here.
Street-of-Life musings on Kolatkar
Yay! My synopsized sharing of Arun Kolatkar’s life, musing and poetry is out! I am so glad. Thank you Kunal Jhawar (kalArt) for your generosity of vision, Brahma Media for your spectacular visual support to poetry and the past. Watch the video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTLKOIbxcs0 So happy.
Enter the ‘The Stride of my Step’ Poetry Tournament 2019′
Welcome Mumbai Poets to ‘The Stride of my Step’ Poetry Tournament. You can enter in any of the six categories. Submission window closes: 16 August 2019. Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org