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Phenomenal Literature (Vol. 2, No. 1)

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: 2016

Pages: 225

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  English Literature

Price in Rs. 250.00

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Book Description

Book Contents





  • Epitaph For Khushwant - K. S. Subramanian
  • Cockles And Mussels - Elizabeth Howard  
  • A Poet Should Never Tell A Priest - Loretta Diane Walker
  • To The Beggar Woman - Nuggehalli Pankaja
  • My Places - Holly Day
  • Goat - Marc Woodward
  • Strong Enough For Both - Andrew Scott
  • Walking Through - Byron Beynon
  • Dejection - Laverne Frith
  • The Calling - Christopher J. Roe
  • On Canvas - Dr Rita Malhotra
  • The Hyena - William C. Blome
  • Lonely Child - Metod Češek
  • Phantom Child  - Tikvah Feinstein
  • The Silent Meed - Munia Khan
  • Enchanting Tunnels - Alex Chornyj
  • Defiance - Yuan Changming
  • Rock Vs Waves - Yuan Changming
  • Voices In The Belfry - Keith Moul
  • Bachelor Day - Jan Oskar Hansen
  • On The Water - Steve Klepetar
  • Ashes & Memories - Dr. James G. Piatt


Short Story


  • Good People - Elke Sommers
  • A Good Bottle Of Rum - Patty Somlo
  • At My Place - Zdravka Evtimova
  • A Choice Between Two Rivals - Jason Constantine Ford
  • Mystery Of Missing Cat - Sonali Dalal
  • Kanya  Daan - Durlabh Singh
  • And If, Only You Knew…. - Kimberly Wilson
  • Jackasses And Elephants - Frank Cavano
  • The Mummer’s Dance - Beatrice Hill



  • Hold On, Lovely Hands - Michelle Wang


  • I Was Involved In The Spanish Inquisition - Karen S. Cole


  • The Chess Match: A Play - Gary Beck
    • An Affair - Daniel Blokh




  • A Poet Redefines Romanticism - U K Atiyodi
  • Textual Hermeneutics: A Critical Investigation - Rob Harle
  • Reading Glorification Of Rusticity In Victor Hugo’s “Letter” In English Translation - Sarat Kumar Doley
  • An Exploration Of The Carnival World In Rajnikant’s  Films - Ms. Vidya Hariharan
  • The Despairing State Of Man In His Life: A Study Of Man’s Position In The Poetry Of Robert Frost - Dr. Neena Sharma
  • Neurotic Protagonist In Arun Joshi’s The Foreigner - Dr. Anjan Kumar
  • Inside The Haveli: Searching A Voice For Autonomy In ‘the Constricted Atmosphere’ - Dr. Praveen Mirdha 
  • Matrilineage In The Biography And Poetry Of Anne Sexton - Anna Ivey
  • Reconstructing Identity In Anita Desai’s Voices In The City - Ashish Srivastava

About the Book




K. S. Subramanian, a senior retired journalist with The Hindu, has published two volumes of poetry – Ragpickers and Treading on gnarled sand – through the Writers Workshop, Kolkata.  He got two certificates of merit from, a reputed poetry web site run by the Central Institute of Indian and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad. also featured his poems as part of its special focus on poets in India.  Asian Age, a leading daily of India, selected his poem “Dreams” for a cash award. 

Elizabeth Howard lives in Crossville, Tennessee.   Her work has appeared in Comstock ReviewBig MuddyAppalachian HeritageCold Mountain ReviewGreen Hills Literary Lantern, Still, Now & Then, Slant, and other journals.

Loretta Diane Walker, a three time Pushcart nominee, has published three collections of poetry. Loretta was recently elected as Statesman in the Arts by Odessa’s Heritage Council. Her manuscript Word Ghetto won the 2011 Bluelight Press Book Award.

Nuggehalli Pankaja is a recognized Kannada writer with many publications in all spheres of literature.

Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minnesota, since 2000. Hernewest poetry book, Ugly Girl, just came out from Shoe Music Press.

Marc Woodward is a poet and musician living in the remote English West Country. His recent chapbook "A Fright of Jays" is available from Maquette Press:

Andrew Scott is a native of Fredericton, NB. His books, Snake with a Flower, The Phoenix Has Risen and The Storm is Comingare available now

Byron Beynon lives in Wales. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his most recent collections include Human Shores (Lapwing Publications, Belfast) and The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions).

Laverne Frith is a widely published, award-winning poet who 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, which has been in publication for almost twenty years. His most recent full-length collection is The Evaporating Hours (AuthorsPress 2015).

Christopher J. Roe, painter and poet has been painting for over forty years and writing seriously for five years.  He has written thirty-nine volumes of poetry as well as his memoir, Dead Rainbows, and a novel, Death of a Poet. He runs a monthly poetry workshop at the Hail library in Warren. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee and is currently working on his fortieth book of poetry. 

Dr Rita Malhotra, a Mathematician by profession is currently Principal of Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi. She is also a poet, essayist, poetry critic and French-English poetry translator. She is Founder President, Poetry Across Cultures and World Poetry Ambassador to India appointed by World Poetry, City of Richmond, Canada. She has also been an awardee of The National Science Talent Scholarship and The National Scholarship for Higher studies.

William C. Blome writes poetry and short fiction. He is a master’s degree graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. His work has previously seen the light of day in such fine little mags as The Alembic, Teesta Rangeet, Prism International, Fiction Southeast, Roanoke Review, Salted Feathers and The California Quarterly.

Metod Češek (1981) is a published poet, publicist and translator. His haiku have been awarded at the Modern Haiku journal and nominated for the Touchstone Individual Poem Award.

Steve Klepetar’s work has appeared worldwide. 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 (Flutter Press) and Return of the Bride of Frankenstein (Kind of a Hurricane Press). His new chapbook, The Li Bo Poems, is forthcoming from Flutter Press.

Tikvah Feinstein is founder and director of nonprofit Taproot Writer’s Workshop Inc. and editor of Taproot Literary Review for 25 editions. Tikvah has coordinated 23 international creative writing contest and award ceremonies. She worked as staff reporter on a daily newspaper. She is recipient of a Jefferson Award for 2011 for volunteers for 30 years of helping writers. 

Munia Khan is the author of two poetry collections — Beyond the Vernal Mind, published in 2012 and To Evince the Blue, published in 2014 by Xlibris Corporation, USA. Her works have been translated into various languages: Japanese, Romanian, Urdu, Spanish, Bengali, Irish, and so on.

Alex Chornyj has published poetry and articles in many magazines, books and online publications before.

Keith Moul’s poems and photos are published widely.  Finishing Line Press released a chap called The Future as a Picnic Lunch in 2015.

Dr. James G. Piatt is the author of 2 poetry books, “The Silent Pond,” (2012), “Ancient Rhythms,” (2014), and over 620 poems. His poem, “I Am” was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart award, “The Night Frog” was nominated for best of web 2013, “In the Meadow” was selected as 1 of the 100 best poems of 2014, and his poem, “Teach Me” was selected for the 2014 poem of the year award at Long Story Short.

Jan Oskar Hansen is a poet, story teller and seafarer, born in Stavanger, Norway. He joined the merchant navy at 15 and spent most of his life at sea until settling in the early 90's in Portugal. The poet is widely read and fluent in several languages, knowledge often acquired at night during his many years at sea.

Hameeta Kaur Malhotra just cleared his masters in English from Panjab University chandigarh.

Elke Sommers is an Austrian-American writer who specializes in historical fiction.

Patty Somlo has received four Pushcart Prize nominations, been nominated for story South’s Million Writers Award and had an essay selected as a Notable Essay of 2013 for Best American Essays 2014. Her work has appeared in journals, including the Los Angeles Review, the Santa Clara Review, Under the Sun, Guernica, Gravel, Sheepshead Review, and WomenArts Quarterly, and numerous anthologies. Find her at or follow on Twitter @PattySomlo.

Zdravka Evtimova is a contemporary Bulgarian writer. She has four short story collections and four novels published in Bulgarian. Some of her short story collections were translated into other languages. As well as being an author, Zdravka works as a literary translator from English, French and German.

Jason Constantine Ford is from Perth in Australia. He is the copy editor of the print edition of Thought Notebook. For correspondence, contact Jason at

Sonali Dalal is a professional woman working in an export industry. Photography and writing are her passion. She has won two Gold medals for her photographs in The international photographic salon of Japan.

Durlabh Singh is a widely published writer and a poet based in London. Part of his poetry is based on cultural values and metaphysics inherited from India. His aim is to produce innovatory poetry with a fresh outlook. He has published books on poetry and fiction. As an artist he has illustrated his books.

Kimberly Wilson, first time published novel writer; also has two completed collection of poetry A LIFE IN NO SPECIFIC ORDER & A LIFE GETTING IN SPECIFIC ORDER; also has two completed compilations of short stories PEACE, BE STILL & RUDE AWAKENINGS. Info and excerpts:

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.

Beatrice Hill is a new writer, but her background is as a singer (under the stage name, Susan Christie). She attended the University of Pennsylvania and the Berklee School of Music. This would be her first published fiction.

Michelle Wang is a young, aspiring writer from Southern Ontario, Canada. She is currently a first-year university student, studying business, psychology, and English.

Karen S. Cole, Bestselling Book Ghostwriter, is on the Internet since 2003 as an affordable, Amazon, New York Times and NYT bestselling ghostwriter, rewriter, copyeditor and proofreader of book manuscripts, having performed many other types of freelance and contracted writing jobs. Please visit her website at for more info about Ghost Writer, Inc. They will help you get published, no matter what!

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.

Daniel Blokh is a 14-year-old creative writer living in Birmingham, Alabama. His work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing awards, Cicada magazine, Foyle young poets, and more.

Unnikrishnan Atiyodi   had been the head of English department, St Joseph's College, Pilathara.  He had published three collections of poems.  In 2014, he won the Sahitya Manjari Award   He is also the winner of State Award granted to teachers.

Rob Harle is a writer, poet, artist and reviewer. His work is published in journals, anthologies, online, and in books. He is on the editorial board of a number of international art and literary journals.

Sarat Kumar Doley teaches English at the Department of English, North Lakhimpur College, Assam. He is pursuing PhD in ELT at EFLU, formerly CIEFL, Shillong and has submitted his dissertation on the topic of integration of the teaching of culture with L2 teaching.

Ms. Vidya Hariharan is Assistant Professor in the English Department at SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce. She has worked in several institutions in Mumbai and abroad in the last 18 years. Her areas of interest are post colonial literature and ESL.

Dr. Neena Sharma, Asst. Professor of English (AS & H), Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad (UP), India

Dr. Anjan Kumar has put in 25 years of service in the field of   education. He is working as Principal for the last 10 years. He has guided 11 students for Ph. D. students in English and has attended several conferences and presented research papers. There are 25 publications of research papers in ISSN journals to his credit. 

Dr. Praveen Mirdha, M.A. (Gold Medalist), M. Phil. (ELT) from Banasthali Vidhyapith, Banasthali, and Ph.D. on Joseph Conrad’s Fiction from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, has been teaching English Literature and Language for the last twenty-two years.

Anna Ivey is working on completing a PhD at Georgia State University. She has published creative work in over 25 journals, and her poetry has been anthologized and even nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

Ashish Srivastava, Research Scholar, Dept. of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

About the Author




Vivekanand Jha is an Indian English poet, translator, editor and Air Force veteran. After serving Indian Air Force for twenty years he gave up the job to devote his all timeexclusively to writing. He divides his timebetween Darbhanga, Delhi and Gwalior. He has a Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Certificate in Computer Hardware and Networking, MA and Ph. D in English. His poems and articles have featured in numerous journals and anthologies. He has authored one critical book on the poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra and edited nine critical anthologies on Indian English Writing. 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 published by Authorspress, 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 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.