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Phenomenal Literature (Vol. 1, No. 2)

Subtitle: A Global Journal Devoted to Language & Literature

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

Publisher:  AuthorsPress

ISBN-13: 2347- 5951

Year of Publication: 2015

Pages: 207

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  English Literature

Price in Rs. 350.00

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Book Description

Book Contents







The Value Of Shadows -- Bill Brown

In The Beginning -- Burgess Needle

Smaller Circles -- Burgess Needle  

Angels Around My Shoulders -- Andrew Scott

Encouragement From The Spinet -- Dr. Ernest Williamson III
When You Grow Up -- Dr. Ernest Williamson III
The Baptists Of West Wales -- Robert Nisbet

Rose Water -- Brandon Marlon 

You Are Such A Beauty -- G David Schwartz

You -- Phyllis Johnson

Love -- Phyllis Johnson

Eternity -- Alisa Velaj

The Square -- Alisa Velaj

Anti-Narcissus -- Alisa Velaj

Cursing -- Ruth Sabath Rosenthal
Now Voyeur -- Ruth Sabath Rosenthal


Short Story



A Game Of Lies -- Ron Singer

It’s  All  God’s  Will -- Mala Janardhan

Where Waves Left Small Shells -- Patty Somlo

Sodium Balls And Halloween -- Rev. Robert P. Mitchell

Guru -- Frank Cavano

Sins Of The Society -- Ushnav Shroff

Late S K Pottekkat’s Eavesdropping In A Train -- Translated By Dr K Parameswaran

The Dream House -- Ashok Patwari                                                                           

Mrs. Ramchandran -- Nita Bajoria

The Magic Moslem -- Larry Smith








Diaspora And Identity Crisis -- A Psycho Analytical Study Through Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle Of Reason And Jumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter Of Maladies -- Subas Chandra Rout


The Animal And Bird Imagery In The Poetry Of Niranjan Mohanty -- Dr. Jibanananda Mukherjee


Text, Culture And Identity In Judith Wright’s Poetry -- Dr S G Puri


The Politics Of Strategic Essentialism: A Study Of Spivak’s And Butler’s Feminist Theory --Kanika Gandhi


Reflections Upon The Silver Linings Of Diasporic Existence In Jhumpa Lahiri’s “When Mr. Pirzada Came To Dine” And “The Third And Final Continent” --. Prasenjit Panda & Abhisek Bhakat


Varanasi In The Seventeenth Century French Travelogues --Dr. Vinay Kumar Singh


 Tribal Discourse:  Voices Of Resistance In Mahasweta Devi’s Chotti Munda And His Arrow --  Pawan Kumar





Book Review

The Dance Of The Peacock: An Admirable Ensemble Of Poetry -- A Review By Krithika Raghavan



Talking Publishing: An Interview Of Mr. Sudarshan Kcherry By Dr Sunil Sharma







About the Book



Bill Brown Is The Author Of Six Collections Of Poems, Three Chapbooks And A Textbook. His New Collection, Elemental (3: A Taos Press) Was Released In November, 2014. The Recipient Of Many Fellowships, Brown Was Awarded The Writer Of The Year 2011 By The Tennessee Writers Alliance. His Work Appears In Asheville Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, Southern Humanities Review, Potomac Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, Smartish Pace, Rattle, West Branch, Borderlands, The Literary Review, And Connecticut Review, among Others.


Burgess Needle’s Poetry Has Appeared In Kritya (India, ), Blackbox Manifold (UK), Boston Literary Magazine, Decanto (UK), Prism Review, Brittle Star (UK), The Santa Fe Literary Review, Blue Lake Review, Minotaur,Nutshell Magazine (UK), Pudding Magazine, DeComp Magazine, SNReview And Red Fez.  Diminuendo Press Published His Poetry Collection: EVERY CROW IN THE BLUE SKY. @2009. Big Table Publishing Published His Second Collection, THAI COMIC BOOKS, @2013. He Taught English For Two Years In Nang Rong, A Small Village In Northeast Thailand, Co-published And Edited Prickly Pear/Tucson [a Poetry Quarterly] For Five Years And Was A Librarian In Tucson, Arizona For Thirty Years.

Andrew Scott Is A Native Of Fredericton, NB. During His Time As An Active Poet, Andrew Scott Has Taken The Time To Speak In Front Of A Classrooms, Judge Poetry Competitions As Well As Published Worldwide In Such Publications As The Art Of Being Human, Battered Shadows And The Broken Ones. His Books, Snake With A Flower, The Phoenix Has Risen and The Storm Is Coming are Available Now


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Dr. Ernest Williamson III Has Published Poetry And Visual Art In Over 550 Journals. He Has Published Poetry In Journals Such As The Oklahoma Review, Review Americana:A Creative Writing Journal,Pamplemousse, Formerly Known As The Gihon River Review, And The Copperfield Review. Some Of His Visual Artwork Has Appeared In Journals Such As The Columbia Review, The GW Review, And The Tulane Review. Dr. Williamson Is An Assistant Professor Of English At Allen University And His Poetry Has Been Nominated For The Best Of The Net Anthology Three Times.


Robert Nisbet, a Writer From Wales, UK, was For Some Years An Associate Lecturer In Creative Writing At Trinity College, Carmarthen. Some Of His Short Stories Appear In His Collection Downtrain (Parthian, 2004) And In The Anthology Story II (Parthian, 2014), His Poems In Magazines Like The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter’s House, Dream Catcher, The Journal And Prole, In His Collection Merlin’s Lane (Prolebooks, 2011), And In The USA In The Camel Saloon,  Eto and Hobo Camp Review.


Brandon Marlon is A Writer From Ottawa, Canada. He Received His B.A. (Hon.) In Drama And English From The University Of Toronto And His M.A. In English From The University Of Victoria. His Poetry Has Been Published Variously In Canada, The U.S., England, Greece, Romania, Israel, And India.

 G David Schwartz Is The Former President Of "Seed House", An On-line, Interfaith Community Forum.  He Also Has Published Three Books -  “A Jewish Appraisal Of Dialogue" (1994),  "Midrash And Working Out Of The Book" ( 2004), And Most Recently "Shards And Stanzas" (2011). He Is Currently Retired, And Besides Writing, He Spends His Time Volunteering In His Community.  This Gives Him Time To Go Out And Make Speeches And Give Autographs. 


Phyllis Johnson hasbeen Writing For Over Twenty Years. His Publications Include Newspapers And Magazines And Six Books. Four Of Which Are Poetry, Among Them Is Being Frank With Anne:- More Can Be Found At His Website:

Alisa Velaj (born 1982, Vlorë, Albania)  is An Abanian Poet Whose Work Has Appeared In A Number Of Print And Online International Magazines, Including “Blue Lyra Review”, “One Title Reviews”,  ‘The Cannon’s Mouth’ (UK), ‘The Missing Slate’ (UK), ‘The Midnight Diner’ (USA), ‘Poetica’ (USA), ‘Time Of Singing’ (USA), "Canto"  (USA), ‘Enhance’ (USA)Ann Arbor Review” (USA) ‘The French Literary Review” (UK), “SpeedPoets” (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), LUMMOX Poetry Anthology 3 (USA), “Erbacce” (UK),  "fourW Twenty-five Anthology" (Booranga Writers' Centre, Australia), “Poetry Super Highway” (USA) And “Knot Magazine” (USA). She Also Has Works In forthcoming Issues Of “Poetica”, “Otter”, “The Journal” And In The Anthology By Mago Books. Alisa Velaj Has Been Shortlisted of The Annual International Erbacce-press Poetry Award In June 2014. She Is Also Shortlisted In The Aquillrelle Publishing Contest 3 In January 2015. Her Poems Are Translated Into English By Ukë Buçpapaj.

Ruth Sabath Rosenthal Is A New York Poet, Well Published In Literary Journals And Poetry Anthologies Throughout The U.S. And, Also, Internationally. In October 2006, Her Poem "on Yet Another Birthday" Was Nominated For A Pushcart Prize. Ruth Has 4 Books Of Poetry Available For Purchase On (U.S.A.): “Facing Home” (a Chapbook), “Facing Home And Beyond,” “little, But By No Means Small” And “Food: Nature Vs Nurture.”  For More About Ruth, Visit Her Website:

Ron Singer’s Short Stories Have Appeared At Many Venues (e.g. The Brooklyn Rail, Defenestration, Diagram, Drunken Boat, Evergreen Review, The Journal Of Microliterature, Mad Hatters’ Review, and Word Riot). Singer’s Work Has Twice Been Nominated For Pushcart Prizes, And His Eighth Book Has Just Been Published: Uhuru Revisited: Interviews With African Pro-Democracy Leaders (Africa World Press/Red Sea Press).

Mala Janardhan Has Been Writing For Over Three Decades Now.   Her Short Stories Have Been Published In Magazines Like ALIVE  (Sept  1991 Issue)  And  FEMINA  (8th Sept,1995).  Her Children’s Stories Have Won Prizes In The Competitions For Writers Of Children’s Books Held By CBT, New Delhi And Have Been Brought Out In Picture Book Form By Them.  A Collection Of Thirty Poems “BETWEEN THE SHADOWS AND LIGHT” Was Printed By Writers’ Forum, University Of Ranchi In 1994. Her Poems Are Also Currently Available On Poetry Groups Of The Website LinkedIn On The Internet.


Patty Somlo Has Received Four Pushcart Prize Nominations And Has Been Nominated For StorySouth’s Million Writers Award. Her Essay, “If We Took A Deep Breath,” Was Selected As A Notable Essay Of 2013 For Best American Essays 2014. She Is The Author Of From Here To There And Other Stories. Her Second Book, Hairway To Heaven Stories, is Forthcoming In January 2017 From Cherry Castle Publishing. Her Work Has Appeared In Numerous Journals, Including The Los Angeles Review, The Santa Clara Review, Under The Sun, Guernica, The Flagler Review, and WomenArts Quarterly, among Others, And In Fifteen Anthologies.


Rev. Robert P. Mitchell, Originally FromPennsylvania, earned A B.S. In Voice And Opera At The Mannes College Of Music In NYC. For The Next Thirty Years He Pursued A Business Career With Scholastic Inc., Working His Way Up The Manager Of Marketing Information. In The Meantime He Sang Opera At Night And On Weekends, Singing Over Forty Leading Tenor Roles From Mozart To Menotti. He Partnered With His Wife Joan In Singing And Parenting Two Boys. After Retiring, The Couple Entered Seminary And Became Ordained Ministers And Served Their First Church As Co-pastors. Later Bob Wrote Tales Of A Tenacious Tenor, The Story Of His Opera Career, Released In 2014. The Mitchells Now Live In PA And Enjoy Three Grandchildren.


Frank Cavano Is Retired Physician Whose Writings Often Focus On The Spiritual/inspirational/metaphysical Realm. Over The Last 5-6 Years About 100 Pieces Have Been Published Online And/or In Print. He Is Always Grateful When A Poem Or Story Stimulates Thought, Provides Comfort Or Depicts The Human Condition In A Compelling Way. 

Ushnav Shroff Is A Freelance Writer Whose Work Has Featured In The Hindu, EFiction India, And Reading Hour, Among Others. He Began To Put Pen To Paper From The Age Of Nine And Since Then His Love Of Creating Something Out Of Nothing Has Not Left Him. Apart From Short Stories, He Delves In Poems And Book Reviews. He Is Currently Working On His First Novella.

Late S K Pottekkat, Who Won The Gyanpeeth Award In 1980, Is Best Known For His Voluminous Collection Of Travelogues In Malayalam. He Had Also Written A Number Of Poetic Short Stories As Well As Some Novels. Hailing From Kozhikode, Pottekat Had Worked In Various Parts Of India As Well As In A School In Kozhikode Before Being Elected To The Lok Sabha As A CPM Candidate In 1965.He Passed Away In 1982.

Dr K Parameswaran Holds A PhD In Linguistics And Is Presentaly Employed As Deputy Director, Press Information Bureau, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He Heils From Kozhikode And Has Master’s Degrees In Linguistics As Well As English Language And Literature. He Has Also Completed A PG Diploma In Translaytion Studies From The University Of Hyderabad As Well As A Diploma In Journalism And A Certificate In Sanskrit. A Child Of The Sixties, Dr Parameswaran Is Deeply Interested In Carnatic Music, Reading And In Setting And Solving Cross Word Puzzles.

Ashok Patwari Is A Pediatrician And Public Health Researcher.  Earlier He Was Professor Of Pediatrics At Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi And WHO Consultant In Child Health. His Short Stories Have Been Published In Leading Urdu Journals Since 1968. His Compilation Of Urdu Short Stories, "Kuch Lamhe Kuch Saayey", Won Him The Delhi Urdu Academy Award In 2005. He Has Also Published A Compilation Of Hindi Short Stories," Behta Paani". His Short Stories In English Regularly Appear In Muse India, Contemporary Literature Review Of India, Indian Ruminations And Phenomenal Literature.

Nita Bajoria is From Kolkata. For His Passion In Writing He Left His Family Business. He Loves Writing Short Stories And Travelogues. One Travelogue Was Published In Times Of India In August 2013 And One Short Story Got Published In Reading Hour Magazine Jan-Feb 2014 Issue. 

Larry Smith Lives And Works In New Jersey. His Story “Tight Like That” Appeared In McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern (print Edition), #27. “The Shield Of Paris,” Published In Low Rent, Was Nominated For A Pushcart Prize. Other Stories Were Published In Exquisite Corpse, Curbside Splendor,PANK, The Bicycle Review, Union Station Magazine, And Numerous Others. His Poetry Was In Descant (Canada), Write This, And Elimae, Among Others, And His Articles And Essays In Modern Fiction Studies, Social Text, The Boston Phoenix, And Others.

Subas Chandra Rout, Senior Lecturer In English, Biju Pattnaik College Of Science And Education, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Dr. Jibanananda Mukherjee Is Awarded Ph.D. Degree By The University Of Burdwan For His Thesis Poetry Of Niranjan Mohanty – An Exploration.

Dr S G Puri, Dept. Of English And MEL, University Of Lucknow.


Kanika Gandhi Is An Assistant Professor (Ad Hoc), Department Of English At Shaheed Bhagat Singh College. She Has Also Taught At The Delhi College Of Arts And Commerce. She Has Completed Her Masters From Hansraj College, University Of Delhi. She Has Recently Finished Her M.Phil In English Literature From Jamia Millia Islamia. She Prefers To Contextualize Her Understanding Of Theory And Literature With Realities Of The Physical World. Her Area Of Research Has Been Life Writings By Women From South Asia (Specifically Indian Subcontinent) And Feminist Studies. She Is Based In Delhi-Gurgaon.

Dr. Prasenjit Panda, Assistant Professor, Department Of English & Foreign Languages,                   Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidylaya &  Abhisek Bhakat, Research Scholar, Department Of English & Foreign Languages,  Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidylaya.


Dr. Vinay Kumar Singh, Coordinator Foreign Languages, Faculty Of Arts, Science & Commerce, MUST, Laksmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan - 332 311.


Pawan Kumar, Research Scholar, Dept. Of English & MEL University Of Lucknow, Lucknow, U.P.                                            

Krithika Raghavan Is 16 Years Of Age, A Student Studying In Bangalore. She Has Been Writing Since She Was 11 Years Of Age. She Is On Wattpad,, Writer’s Cafe, Muse India, Mibba, And Many More.

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


Dr Vivekanand Jha is A Translator, Editor And Award Winning Poet.. 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.




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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.





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 translated poems, short stories and theological works from Hindi to English. He is associated with many litarary bodies and journals as advisory member, fellow member and editor.