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VerbalArt


Subtitle: A Global Journal Devoted to Poets and Poetry


Edited By: Vivekanand Jha, Rajnish Mishra & C S Dubey


Publisher:  AuthorsPress


ISBN-13: 2347 - 632X


Year of Publication: 2016


Pages: 119

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)


Category:  English Literature


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Book Description


Book Contents


 

Contents

 

Poetry

  • Painting of a Priest -- PCK Prem
  • The smile of a girl-child ---Sunil Sharma
  • Things Come Together -- Bibhu Padhi
  • Savior -- Zahra Ramezani
  • Small Hungers -- Pete Mullineaux
  • Sounds -- Cui Yuwei
  • I too -- Steve Klepetar
  • Dream Ontology -- Mark A. Murphy
  • Hope -- Sandeep Kumar Mishra
  • Somewhere in the Estuaries of the Mind -- Laverne Frith
  • Indo-Pak Border -- Fabiyas M V
  • Tell Me, Mirror -- Lynn White
  • This Morning -- Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh
  • Rehearsal  -- Kenneth P. Gurney
  • Reversal --  Kenneth P. Gurney
  • The Forbidden Tree -- Deeya Bhattacharya
  • Transcendence -- Harshal Desai
  • Silent Communication -- Dr. Asha Viswas
  • Infidelity -- Amarendra Khatua
  • Kindness Unexpected -- Saloni Kaul
  • The One from the East -- Parminder Singh
  • Glass Pieces of Dreams -- Kanjalochan Pathak
  • My Trunk Box -- Dr. K. V. Raghupathi
  • Are You or Am I? -- Shernaz Wadia
  • Unconditional -- Dr Puneet Aggarwal
  • Isthmus -- Bishnupada Ray

 

Critical Articles

 

  • Prism of Prison: An Overview of Prison Literature -- C L Khatri
  • ‘Smiles, Tears, of all my Life!’ – Love as an Epistemological Question in the Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning -- Mousumi Guha Banerjee
  • Revisiting and Revaluing Nature: An Ecocritical Study in Frost’s Select Poems -- Subas Chandra Rout

 

 

Essay

  • An Assertion of Poetry -- Gary Beck

 

 

 

Interview

 

  • Interview with Dr. K.V. Raghupathi by Dr. Rita Nath Keshari

 

 

Book Reviews

 

  • Book Review of Sheojee Tewary’s Poetry Collection, ‘Journey Within’ by Dr Chandra Shekhar Dubey
  • Book Review of David Pike’s Poetry Collection, ‘The Strand’ by Dr Chandra Shekhar Dubey
  • Different Hues of life: Book Review of Ra Sh’s Poetry Collection, Architecture of Flesh by Dr Santosh Alex
  • Poetry of all Reasons-n-Seasons: Review of Atreya Sarma’s Poetry Book, ‘Sunny Rain-n-Snow’ by Dr Vivekanand Jha

 

 

 

 

About the Book


 

Contributors

 

A trilingual author of more than fifty books in English and Hindi, P C K Prem (p c katoch, Malkher Garh Palampur, a former academician, civil servant and member, HP Public Service Commsion, Shimla) post-graduated in English literature from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1970.   Katoch Prem (a winner of several awards) is a poet, novelist, short story writer and critic in English and Hindi from Himachal Pradesh.

 

Dr. Sunil Sharma writes prose and poetry, apart from doing literary journalism and freelancing. A senior academic, he has been published in some of the leading international journals and anthologies. Sunil has got three collections of poetry, one collection of short fiction, one novel and co-edited five books of poetry, short fiction and literary criticism. Recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. Another notable achievement is his select poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree-2015. He edits English section of the monthly Setu, a bilingual journal from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html

 

Bibhu Padhi is a prolific poet and his seventh book of poetry, Migratory Days: A Travel Diary in Verse, was published in 2011. His poems have published in all the major Indian literary journals like Debonair, The Illustrated Weekly, Imprint, Indian Literature and Quest. Outside India, his poems have been published in, amongst others, Encounter, Orbis, Outposts, New Letters, Southwest Review and The Toronto South Asian Review. His poems have been included in numerous anthologies (as well as school-and college-level textbooks), the most recent being The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry.

 

Harshal Desai is an artist and journeys through lenses of photography, inks of writing and creating. He has completed his Master of Design. He is inspired by sensory perceptions and is intrigued by realms of nature and anthropomorphism. A keen learner with an innate striving for understanding everything around him, you can see him photograph on a regular day and take long walks. You can write him at hersheydesai@gmail.com and see more of his work at https://www.behance.net/harshaldesai

 

Asha Viswas is a former Professor of English, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. She has also taught at Aligarh and at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She has published three collections of poems. The first collection Melting Memories was published in 1996 [Delhi]. For this she was awarded Michael Madhusudan Academy Award [Kolkata] in 1997. Her second collection Mortgaged Moorings [Writers Workshop, Kolkata] was published in 2001. For this she was given the Editors choice Award by the International Library of Poetry , U.S.A. IN 2003.Her third collection of poems was published in 2011 [Kolkata].

 

Dr. Amarendra Khatua joined Indian Foreign Service in 1981. He is a poet with more than 30 collections of poetry in English, Spanish, Hindi and Odia and in translation in all major Indian languages, and, Russian and French. He also composes Music for Indian Classical Arts Performers. He is recipient of a number of National and International Awards for Literature. He was also the Vice Chairman, Logistics and Procurement, Commonwealth Games 2010.

 

Saloni Kaul, author and poet, was first published at the age of ten and has been in print since. As critic and columnist Saloni has enjoyed thirty eight years of being published. SALONI KAUL has been published recently in Poetry Quarterly, Tipton Poetry Journal, Eye On Life Magazine, Inwood Indiana and Misty Mountain Review, Poetry And Paint Anthology, Mad Swirl's Poetry Forum and FIVE Poetry Magazine, The Voices Project and in Misty Mountain Review, in Tipton Poetry Journal, a hat trick (three consecutive issues!) and The Penwood Review's Spring Edition.

 

An IT professional and research scholar, Parminder Singh teaches English at a college in Chandigarh. He has presented papers at international and national conferences. He writes ghazals, poems and fiction in English, Punjabi and Hindustani. His poems have featured in two international anthologies Harbinger Asylum and Shout it Out.

 

Kanjalochan Pathak has been selected as a Principal in KVS and is presently posted as the Principal, KV BSF Panbari, Dhubri, Assam. His first short story published in the popular Assamese magazine Bismoi in 2002. Since then short stories have been published in all the leading Assamese magazines like Satsori, Prantik, Prakash, Sadin, Bismoi etc. He writes poetry in English, many of which have been regularly published in the highly esteemed English daily of Assam, The Assam Tribune. Email: kanjalochan@gmail.com

To Shernaz Wadia, reading and writing poems has been one of the means to embark on an inward journey. She hopes her words will bring peace, hope and light into dark corners. Her poems have been published in many e-journals, poetry forums and anthologies. She has published her own book of poems "Whispers of the Soul" and another titled "Tapestry Poetry - A Fusion of Two Minds" with her poetry partner Avril Meallem. More about this interesting form - Tapestry Poetry - can be read here at tapestrypoetry.webs.comEmail id – shernazwadia@aparnaonline.com

 

Dr Puneet Aggarwal, a student of Medicine & Faculty in Medical Sciences is based in Ahmedabad for last 13 years. He is an avid blogger, photographer and writer. His first book, titled Voices & Vices came out in 2013. After that, he has been published into various national and international anthology including The Dance of Peacock. He published his anthology of short stories titled “All About You” in January 2016.

 

Bishnupada Ray is an Associate Professor of English at the University of North Bengal. His poems have appeared in Indian Literature, New Quest, Makata, A Hudson View Poetry Digest, Shabdaguchha and Revival. His latest book of poetry Fox Land and Selected Poems is scheduled to be published in September 2016 by the Brown Critique. E-mail: bishnuray@gmail.com

 

Zahra Ramezani is a poetess from Iran and herfirst book of poetry, "The Shadow of Darkness" was published in 2008. She writes poems in English though English is her second language and her mother tongue is Persian. She works as an English and French teacher and translator in Tehran.

 

Pete Mullineaux is originally from Bristol, UK. He now lives in Galway, Ireland. His poetry has been described as ‘tender & lyrical’, ‘gorgeously resonant’ and ‘grimly funny’. His work has been featured on ARENA (RTE) in Poetry Ireland Review 100 special edition (Ed Paul Muldoon) and widely anthologised. He’s published three collections: Zen Traffic Lights (Lapwing 2005) A Father’s Day (Salmon Poetry 2008) Session (Salmon 2011) and a new title is due in 2016. He also writes for the theatre and has had several plays produced for Irish national radio, (RTE). He has read all over Ireland, in New York, in the UK - most recently at Bristol & Cheltenham Poetry festivals.

 

Cui Yuwei, based in China, is a bilingual poet and translator. She has published poems and translations in Australia and Canada, and her Chinese poems are also widely seen in various literary journals in China. Currently, she works as a lecturer in Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai Campus.

 

Steve Klepetar’s work has appeared worldwide, in such journals as Boston Literary Magazine, Chiron, Deep Water, Expound, Phenomenal Literature, Red River Review, Snakeskin, Voices Israel, Ygdrasil, and many others.  Several of his poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize (including three in 2015). Recent collections include My Son Writes a Report on the Warsaw Ghetto and The Li Bo Poems, both from Flutter Press. His full-length collection Family Reunion is forthcoming from Big Table Publishing.

 

Mark A. Murphy’s first full length collection, Night-watch Man & Muse was published in November 2013 from Salmon Poetry (Eire). His poems have appeared in over 100 magazines around the world. He is currently looking for a publisher for his first full length play, Lenny’s Wake.

 

Sandeep Kumar Mishra is a stage artist, painter, writer and a lecturer in English with Masters in English Literature and Political Science. He is in creative field since 1992 and has published poems and articles in Navbharat Times, Rashtradoot, Rajasthan Patrika, Dainik Bhashkar, Balhans etc. His first article published in 1992, first poem in 2003.He also worked as Sub-editor for a collection of poems “Seep Ke Moti” (Pearls) 2003.

 

Laverne Frith, a widely published, award-winning poet, lives in Sacramento, California, USA. He has extensive background as a researcher, poetry columnist, book reviewer for New York Journal of Books, and is co-founder of Ekphrasis—A Poetry Journal, established in 1997. He has been published in such journals as Phenomenal Literature, The Christian Science Monitor, and Memoir. His most recent full-length collection is The Evaporating Hours (AuthorsPress 2015).

Fabiyas M V is a writer from Orumanayur village in Kerala, India. His fiction and poetry have appeared in several anthologies, magazines and journals. He won many international accolades including Merseyside at War Poetry Award from Liverpool University, U K, the Poetry Soup International Award, USA and Animal Poetry Prize 2012 from RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelties against Animals, U K). He was the finalist for Global Poetry Prize 2015 by the United Poets Laureate International (UPLI), Vienna. His poems have been broadcast on the All India Radio.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her poem 'A Rose For Gaza' was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud 'War Poetry for Today' competition 2014. This and many other poems, have been published in recent anthologies including - Stacey Savage’s ‘We Are Poetry, an Anthology of Love poems’; Community Arts Ink’s ‘Reclaiming Our Voices’; Vagabond Press’s, ‘The Border Crossed Us’; ‘Degenerates - Voices For Peace’, ‘Civilised Beasts’ and ‘Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones’ from Weasel Press; ‘Alice In Wonderland’ by Silver Birch Press, and many rather excellent  on line and print journals.

 

Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh is an award-winning poet and artist from Israel, living in Virginia since 1986. She is editor of Poetica Magazine and author of four poetry collections. Her 5th collection will be released early 2017.

 

Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA with his beloved Dianne.  His latest collection of poems is Stump Speech.  To learn more visit his website: kpgurney.me.

 

Deeya Bhattacharya hails from the Industrial town of Durgapur. She enjoys painting in verse. She is also a Haiku poet and poetry critic.

 

Dr. C. L. Khatri, a reputed perceptive critic and editor of Cyber Literature and several anthologies of criticism, is an emerging voice in Indian English poetry. He is a bilingual poet writing in English and Hindi. His three poetry collections in English are Kargil (2000), Ripples in the Lake (2006) and Two- Minute Silence (2014). He edited an anthology of poems on world peace Millennium Mood in 2001. He was awarded Michael Madhusudan Acadmay Award for his poetry collection Kargil in 2002. As a prolific writer he has produced more than three dozen papers and twenty books of criticism. Currently he is University Professor, Dept. of English, T.P.S. College, Patna.

 

Mousumi Guha Banerjee, Head, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Faculty of Shabda Vidya, Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

 

Subas Chandra Rout, Sr. Lect. in English, B.P. College of Science & Education Bhubaneswar, ODISHA, India.

 

Gary Beck has 11 published chapbooks. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City. www.garycbeck.com

 

Dr. K.V. Raghupathi is an Indian author best known for his poetry in English language.  He has authored tenpoetry collections, two novels, one short story collection, seven critical books and two Books on Yoga. He is a recipient of several awards that include Michael Madhusudhan Dutt Award, Kolkata in 2001, H. D. Thoreau Fellowship, Dhvanyaloka, Mysore in 2000 and the best chosen poet for 2003, Poetry Society of India, New Delhi and Rock Pebbles National Award for creativity, 2014, Bhubaneswar. Currently he is teaching in the department of English Studies, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur – 610 101.  He can be reached by the following email: drkvraghupathi@gmail.com

Born in Kolkata in1961, Dr. Rita Nath Keshari received her Post graduate Degree in English Literature from the Central University of Hyderabad, M.Phil. and Ph.D. from JNU, New Delhi.  She is a polyglot, knows English, French, Bangla, Odia and Hindi.  She has published numerous Critical/Creative and Journalistic Writings in various anthologies, magazines, journals and newspapers.  She has published her first novel Shadows of June (2012) besides three poetry collections so far.  She was awarded ‘Best Poet of the Year 2003’ by Poets International, Bangalore, ‘Best Poet 2011’ by International Poetry Academy, Chennai and Rock Pebbles National Award for Creativity, 2015, Bhubaneswar.

Dr. Chandra Shekhar Dubey is a poet, translator, researcher and teacher. He is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (E), University of Delhi. He has published books, poems, reviews, short stories  and research papers. He published three books of his poems titled “Ripple On A Stone, Writers Workshop, Calcutta, 1994, Substance of Shadows”, Swati  Publication, New Delhi, 2007, Real Resonance; The Unreal Mind, Sambhavi, Kolkata, 2015. His poems have been widely anthologized nationally and internationally. He edited the translated version of Ramcharitmanas,Richa Publication, New Delhi, 1999. He has translated poems, short stories and theological works from Hindi to English. He is associated with many literary bodies and journals as advisory member, fellow member and editor.

Dr Santosh Alex is a bilingual poet and widely published translator and reviewer. He is the author of 17 books and translates post colonial literature in English, Hindi and Malayalam. Recipient of many awards he resides in Kochi and works with a Research Institute as a Hindi Officer.

Dr Vivekanand Jha is a translator, editor and award winning poet from India. He has a Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Certificate in Computer Hardware and Networking, MA and Ph. D in English. His works have been published in more than 100 magazines round the world. Moreover his poems have been published in more than 25 poetry anthologies. He has more than 25 research and critical articles published in various national and international anthologies and referred journals. Recently he has edited a poetry anthology, The Dance of the Peacock, featuring 151 Indian English poets and published by Hidden Brook Press, Canada. He is the founder and  Chief Editor of two literary journals, VerbalArt & Phenomenal Literature.


About the Author


 

Vivekanand Jha is a translator, editor and award winning poet from India. He has a Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Certificate in Computer Hardware and Networking, MA and Ph. D in English. He is the author of 5 books of poetry. He has also authored one critical book on the poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra and edited nine critical anthologies on Indian English Writing. His works have been published in more than 100 magazines round the world. Moreover his poems have been published in more than 25 poetry anthologies. He has more than 25 research and critical articles published in various national and international anthologies and referred journals. Recently he has edited a poetry anthology, The Dance of the Peacock, featuring 151 Indian English poets and published by Hidden Brook Press, Canada. He is son of noted professor, poet and award winning translator Dr. Raja Nand Jha (Crowned with Sahitya Akademi Award, New Delhi). He is the founder and  Chief Editor of two literary journals, VerbalArt & Phenomenal Literature. www.vivekanandjha.com

 

Rajnish Mishra is an Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Science and Humanities, Galgotia University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has M A in English Literature and was awarded Ph D on the topic of A Critical Analysis of Villains in Shakespeare’s Tragedies. He has more than fifteen years of teaching experience at various levels and more than twenty critical articles and research papers of his are published in various national and international publications and journals. He has co-edited six critical anthologies on Indian English Literature. He is presently working on the psychogeographical effect of his city, Varanasi, in both creative and critical media. He is the Associate Editor of two literary journals, VerbalArt & Phenomenal Literature.

 

Chandra Shekhar Dubey is a poet, translator, researcher and teacher. He is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College(E), University of Delhi. He has published books, poems, reviews , short stories  and research papers.He published three books of his poems titled “Ripple On A Stone”, Writers Workshop,Calcutta,1994, “Substance of Shadows”, Swati  Publication, NewDelhi, 2007, “Real Resonance; The Unreal Mind, Sambhavi, Kolkata,2015.His poems have been widely anthologized nationally and internationally . He edited the translated version of Ramcharitmanas, Richa Publication, New Delhi, 1999. He has translated poems, short stories and theological works from Hindi to English. He is associated with many literary bodies and journals as advisory member, fellow member and editor.