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VerbalArt (Vol. 1, No. 1)

Subtitle: A Global Journal Devoted to Poets & Poetry

Edited By: Vivekanand Jha & Rajnish Mishra

Publisher:  AuthorsPress

ISBN-13: 2347 - 632X

Year of Publication: 2014

Pages: 98

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 350.00

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Book Description

Book Contents




Chandranath Mishra ‘Amar’

  • Brahma’s Anxiety

C. D. Norman

  •  Who Waters the Brain?

JW Mark

  •  Enuresis

Jason Teeple

  •  Commonwealth
  • When Shadows Have Color
  • Different Faces

Jim Bennett

  •  Clutching Leaves

 Jonathan Greenhause

  •  A Break With The Words
  • Inevitable

Lovita J R Morang

  • Gold-Dust
  • Rot Not

Neil Leadbeater

  • Having It Out With The Power Lines On A Stormy Evening In June

Sampriti Singha Roy

  • Winter
  • What Color

Shubh Schiesser

  • Morning Conversation
  • The Spa Ritual

Valentina Cano

  • Dinner, Ten Years Ago
  • The Infinite

Vaughan Gunson

  • Big Love Song #37

Vennila Ramanathan

  • Recollections Of An Adolescent Girl                           
  • Insight
  • Re-search?

Vinita Agrawal

  • Running Out Of Life
  • Time Out Of Time

A.J. Huffman

  • An Unconventional Breaking
  • Because Breath

Aditya Shankar

  • Wasting Talent
  • One More Word

Laura Madeline Wiseman

  • Her Eyes
  • The Elms

April Salzano

  • Eating Poetry
  • I Am Standing In My Closet Trying On Words

Ann Egan

  • A Wild July House

Avdhesh S. Jha

  •  Nature


  • Dr. H. Tulsi And Her Mission For Reviving Structured Verse -- Dr. C. L. Khatri
  •  Rejuvenating Subaltern: A Study Of Poems Of Amiri Baraka And Namdeo Dhasal --  Arun Babu

 Book Review

  • Book Review Of Rizio Yohannan Raj’s Exchanges With The Thinker -- Jaydeep Sarangi
  • The Dance Of The Peacock: Captivating Coruscations – A Book Review By Dr Rajnish Mishra


  • Talking Publication With Sudarshan Kcherry -- Interviewed By Sunil Sharma

About the Book


Bio Of Contributors

Chandranath Mishra ‘Amar’ Was Born 2nd March, 1925 At Khojpur, Madhubani. He Received The Traditional Education And Was Awarded The Degree Of ‘Vyakaranacharya’. He Taught Maithili At The M.L.Academy, Laheriasarai, And Received The Sahitya Akademi Award For His Critical Work Published In 1982, ‘Maithili Patrakaritak Itihas’ In 1983. His Published Books Are Numerous, And They Include The Following Novels - ‘Virakanya’ (1950), ‘Bidagari’ (1963), And ‘Samadhan’; And Poetry Collections Like ‘Gudgudi’, ‘Yuga-chakra’, ‘Ritupriya’, And UnTa Pal’ (1975). He Has Also Edited A Number Of Important Anthologies, Including ‘Kavivar Jeevan Jha Rachanavali’.

C.D. Norman (b. 1922) Is A Poet 91 Years Old And He Served In The Indian Army During The Second World War, Worked As A Chemist In Sugar Factories And Finally Taught Physics In High Schools In Maduari And Bombay. He Writes Both In English And Tamil. His Leisure Time Occupation During His Retirement Days Is To Collect His Own Writings In Volumes, One Every Year. His Poems Have Appeared In “Youth Times” And “Woman’s Era”.

JW Mark Is A Poet Living In Stow, Ohio. Publications To Include His Work Include The Ampersand Review, Eunoia Review, The Midwest Literary Magazine, Flashquake, And The North Chicago Review. He Is The Author Of A Novel, Entitled Artifice, As Well As A Book Of
Poems Entitled Patched Collective. He Can Be Contacted At or Through His Website

Jason Teeple Has Brain And Spine Tumors That Were Treated With A Lifetime Maximum. The Long Term Effects Are Devastating. Before The Tumors He Had A Rich Social Life, Was In A PhD Program, And Was Working On AI Programs That Could Write Poems.

Jim Bennett Lives Near Liverpool In The UK And Is The Author Of 71 Books, Including Books For Children, Books Of Poetry And Many Technical Titles On Transport And Examinations. He Has Won Many Awards For His Writing And Performance Including 3 DADAFest Awards. He Is Also Managing Editor Of one Of The Worlds Most Successful Internet Sites For Poets.  He Has Been Nominated For A Pushcart Award On 7 Occasions, And Shortlisted For The Basil Bunting Award In 2013.Jim Taught Creative Writing At The University Of Liverpool And Now Tours Throughout The Year Giving Readings And Performances Of His Work.


Jonathan Greenhause isWinner Of Prism Review’s 2012-2013 Poetry Prize And Finalist In The 2013 Gearhart Poetry Contest From The Southeast Review. He Has Received Two Pushcart Nominations And Am The Author Of The Chapbook Sebastian’s Relativity (Anobium Books, 2011).  My Poetry Has Appeared Or Is Forthcoming In Acumen, The Great American Poetry Show, New Millennium Writings, The Malahat Review, Popshot, And Rattle.


Lovita J R Morang Is A Remarkably Talented And Multifaceted Personality With Interests In Poetry, Arts, Films, Media And TV. A Published Poet And Journalist, Lovita Presently Freelances, Contributes Write-ups And Poems For Assam Tribune English Daily. She Has Been A Professional Model, Creative Make-up Artist, Designer, And Events Manager Of Fashion Industry Since 1993. She Has Acted In A Number Of Movies And TV Serials. She Acted As a Princess In A Docu-drama On Massacre Of Royal Dynasty Of Nepal Produced By BBC Channel, London Directed By Clive, 2005. Lovita Has Also Produced, Scripted And Directed Many Docu-films.


Neil Leadbeater Is An Editor, Author, Essayist, Poet And Critic Living In Edinburgh, Scotland. His Short Stories, Essays, Articles And Poems Have Been Published Widely In Anthologies And Journals Both At Home And Abroad. His Most Recent Books Are Librettos For The Black Madonna published By White Adder Press, Scotland (2011) And The Worcester Fragments Published By Original Plus, England (2013). His Work Has Been Translated Into Spanish And Romanian.


Sampriti Singha Roy Is A Post Graduate Scholar, Studying English Literature From The University Of Hyderabad. She Is An Avid Reader With A Passion For Writing, Most Of Which Include Poetry. Her Hobbies Are Painting And Creative Writing. Originally From Kolkata, She Presently Lives In Hyderabad.

Shubh Schiesser Lives In Austin, Texas. Her Poems Have Been Published In Texas Poetry Calendar, Di-Verse-City, Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, Ardent!, Lamesa, The Enigmatist, Blue Hole, Austin Chronicle, San Antonio Highway, And Big River Poetry Review.

Valentina Cano Is A Student Of Classical Singing Who Spends Whatever Free Time Either Writing Or Reading. Her Works Have Appeared Numerous Journals Round The World. Her Poetry Has Been Nominated For Best Of The Web And The Pushcart Prize. Her Debut Novel, The Rose Master, Will Be Published In 2014. You Can Find Her Here:


Vaughan Gunson Had Poems Widely Published In Online And Print Publications In New Zealand Over The Last Decade. A Book Of His Poems, this Hill, All It’s About Is Lifting It To A Higher Level, was Published In 2012 And Was Reviewed Favourably In A Number Of New Zealand Literary Publications. He Is The Current Poetry Editor For The Fledging Online Literary Journal Open Road Review (, Which Is Based In India.


Vennila Ramanathan, Associate Professor Of English At Bharathi Women’s College In Chennai, Is Interested In Writing Poems, Short Stories And Flash Fiction. They Have Appeared In Transnational Ejournal, Inspired By Tagore International Publication 2011-12, Roots And Wings: An Anthology Of Indian Women Writing In English, New Harvest Millenium Magazine, A World Rediscovered (Cyberwit Publication), The Poetic Bliss, International Poetry Anthology And Wordweavers, An Online Magazine.


Vinita Agrawal Is A Mumbai Based Writer And Poet. Her Poems Have Been Published In Asiancha, Raedleaf Poetry, Wordweavers, OpenRoad Review, Constellations, The Fox Chase Review, Spark, The Taj Mahal Review, CLRI, SAARC Anthologies,, Touch- The Journal Of Healing, Museindia,, Mahmag World Literature, The Criterion, The Brown Critique,, Sketchbook, Poetry 24, Mandala And Others Which Include Several International Anthologies. Her Poem Was Nominated For The Best Of The Net Awards 2011 By CLRI. She Received A Prize From MuseIndia In 2010. Her Debut Collection Of Poems Titled Words Not Spoken Published By Sampark/Brown Critique Was Released In November 2013. Her Poem Was Awarded A Prize In The Wordweavers Contest 2013.


A.J. Huffman Has Published Seven Solo Chapbooks And One Joint Chapbook Through Various Small Presses.  Her Eighth Solo Chapbook, Drippings From A Painted Mind, Won The 2013 Two Wolves Chapbook Contest.  She Is A Pushcart Prize Nominee, And Her Poetry, Fiction, And Haiku Have Appeared In Hundreds Of National And International Journals, Including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale, In Which Her Work Appeared In Both English And Italian Translation.  She Is Also The Founding Editor Of Kind Of A Hurricane Press.


Aditya Shankar Publishes Poetry And Articles In Leading Journals Across The Globe. He Has Been Featured In A Leading Indian Daily, The Deccan Herald, As Part Of A Series On Living Indian English Writers. His Fiction Has Been Published In The Other Herald And The Caledonia Review. His First Book 'After Seeing', A Series Of Poems Based On Cinema Was Published In 2006.  His Animated Shorts Have Participated At International Film Festivals. Currently, He Lives And Works In Bangalore.

Laura Madeline Wiseman Is The Author Of Some Fatal Effects Of Curiosity And Disobedience (Lavender Ink, 2014), Queen Of The Platform (Anaphora Literary Press, 2013), Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012), And The Collaborative Book Intimates And Fools (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2014) With Artist Sally Deskins, As Well As Two Letterpress Books, And Eight Chapbooks, Including Spindrift (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). She Is The Editor Of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Wiseman Has A Doctorate From The University Of Nebraska-Lincoln. She Has Received An Academy Of American Poets Award, The Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship, And Her Work Has Appeared In Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, Margie, and Feminist Studies.

April Salzano Is Recently Nominated For Two Pushcart Prizes And She Teaches College Writing In Pennsylvania Where She Lives With Her Husband And Two Sons. She Is Currently Working On A Memoir On Raising A Child With Autism And Several Collections Of Poetry. Her Work Has Appeared In Journals Such As Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Camel Saloon, Centrifugal Eye, Deadsnakes, Visceral Uterus, Salome, Poetry Quarterly, Writing Tomorrow and Rattle. The Author Also Serves As Co-editor At Kind Of A Hurricane Press (

Ann Egan, A Multi-award Winning Poet, Has Held Many Residencies In Counties, Hospitals, Schools, Secure Residencies And Prisons. Her Books Are:  Landing The Sea (Bradshaw Books); The Wren Women (Black Mountain Press); Brigit Of Kildare (Kildare Library And Arts Services And Her Latest Is 2012’s Telling Time (Bradshaw Books).  She Has Edited More Than Twenty Books Including, ‘The Midlands Arts And Culture Review,’ 2010. She Lives In County Kildare.

Avdhesh S. Jha Is An Associate Faculty At EDI Of India, Gandhinagar. Having Good Command Over Six Languages And Interested In Methodology Teaching, Philosophy, Psychology, Research Methodology And Statistics The Author Accredits To Himself To Prepare, Design And Introduce Several New Subjects In The Curriculum Of Various Faculties Of Various Universities. In Addition To Have Published The Books Pertaining To Higher Education The Authors Tends To Bear Interest In Spiritualism, Poetry Writing, Short Stories And Adding To The Literature. He Is A Critic, Poet, Editor, Author And A Teacher.

Dr C. L. Khatriis A Bilingual Poet, Reputed, Perceptive Critic And Editor Of Cyber Literature. He Has Two Poetry Collections In English. He Edited An Anthology Of Poems Millennium Mood In 2001. He Was Awarded Michael Madhusudan Acadmay Award For His Poetry Collection Kargil In 2002. His Poems Are Widely Published, Anthologized And Translated In Different Languages In India And Abroad. He Has Produced Over 35 Papers And 20 Books Of Criticism. Currently He Is Associate Professor, Dept. Of English, T.P.S. College, Patna.

Arun Babu Is A Research Scholar And Freelance Writer Based In Kerala. He Is A Teacher At The Department Of English College Of Engineering, Kottarakara Affiliated To CUSAT.  He Has Published Articles In Leading Literary Journals. His Areas Of Interest Are Modern Fiction And Film Aesthetics.


Jaydeep Sarangi (b.1973) Is A Bilingual Writer, Academic, Editor, Translator, Academic Administrator And The Author Of A Number Of Significant Publications (including 24 Academic Books And Four Books Of Poems) On English Literature In Reputed Anthologies And Journals. He Is The Mentor Of Many Academic, Literary Journals And In The Editorial Board Of Several Journals. He Has Guest Edited Two Issues For muse India on Marginal Literatures From The Eastern India And The North East. Recently, He Had Been Awarded With Visiting Fellow To The University Of Wollongong (2012) And The Westerly Centre, UWA(2013), Australia.

Dr. 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 12 Years Of Teaching Experience And More Than 20 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.


Sunil Sharma Is India-born, Suburban-Mumbai-based Story-teller, Poet, Critic, Freelance Journalist, Literary Editor, Reviewer, Interviewer And Essayist. He Is A College Principal. His Debut Novel, The Minotaur, Is Inching Towards Critical Acclaim, And, Short Fiction And Poetry Are Featured In Many Prestigious International And National Print And Online Journals. He Also Edits NFJ (New Fiction Journal) And Is On The Board Of Many Literary Journals. He Is Also Recipient Of UK-based The Destiny Poets’ Inaugural Award As The Poet Of The Year 2012.

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 A Contributing Poet To Wavelengths – 2011 Savant Anthology Of Poetry (USA) Which Has Won First Place In The 2011 London Book Festival. He Has Been Poetry Contest Winner- Third Place Winner For The Poem “Hands Heave To Harm And Hamper” Conducted By BeginnersR, A Documentary, Graphic, Nonfiction Book Series (USA). His Poem, “Song Of Woes” Was Featured In The 10 Selected Poems For Performance & 10 Selected Poems For Award In 2nd Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast On 21st March 2012 Organized By The Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria. 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).


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 12 Years Of Teaching Experience And More Than 20 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.