This collection of 55 poems is called A Pilgrim’s Progress, written over 15 years during the period when I moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, and then to Sansepolcro, Italy, with sojourns in numerous other countries to sit out my alternate three months out of the Schengen zone, as I was not given Italian residency. My exile, not entirely self-imposed, as circumstances and illness forced me to leave San Francisco, CA, for a more hospitable and affordable city, wrought much soul-searching, creative production, and many changes. While I had never felt like an insider in my native country, I became a thoroughgoing nomad in others, able to commiserate more fully with my fellow passengers to the grave and experience the sometimes privileged perspective of a genuine outsider, but often one who passes some of the tests of inclusion. This book is the artistic result of my reflections and interpretations, influenced by the landscapes and cultures of my wanderings.
Marria is an experienced columnist , blogger and content creator having worked for multiple online and print media publications. She specialises in editing, article writing , copywriting and SEO writing. Harbouring a passionate love for reading and writing , she ardently believes in the potency of the written word and its amicable usage in creating to influence audiences across diverse settings.Besides working as a Content Manager for KellyJay Digital Consult , she is also serving as a Freier Mitrabeiter for f1rstlife Redaktion, a Travel Writer for Trip 101 and a Contributing Writer for It's SouthAsian.
Shmavon Azatyan writes fiction and screenplay, as well as poetry. He holds a PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences from La Trobe University. Shmavon’s short stories, essays and poems have been published in many countries. Shmavon’s research interest resides in narrative, fiction and film, and narrativity of space.
Cate is a freelance writer who showcases her great skills and hard-earned experience in Blogging, Copywriting, Article writing and Web-content writing. She began writing back at high school where she took part in writing multiple articles in the local magazine as well as school magazine. She pursued Literature on campus and after graduation found her way into the writing business. Upon taking multiple copywriting and blogging courses, she landed writing gigs, and so far she has done this work for more than six years. In her line of work, she has managed to work with clients all over the world creating blogs, copies, and articles for countless websites and magazines revolving foot traffic incrementally from likes of 300 to an audience of over 4,000. She employs digital marketing and SEO skills to write compelling pieces. Cate lives in Montreal, Canada and she likes to swim and hang out with her dog. She owns a cabin in the woods and that’s where she does most of her writing. It’s a serene environment and it helps her to think and be more creative. When she’s not writing, she is probably riding, swimming or shopping. Cate is reachable on Facebook - she is a dynamic and reliable content writer of top-notch articles/blogs/web-content.
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My name is Sadaf Yasin and I am from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. I am an Environmentalist by Profession, a prose/poem writer by heart and an avid painter by passion. I write and paint with my heart imagining my creations to have life.
I am a fervid reader since the early days of my childhood when my parents used to bring home the short stories and the famous children magazines of our time. The most memorable moment of my childhood, which took me by surprise and excitement was when my story was published in a leading children’s magazine. I still remember running through the whole house utterly joyful. I have won several prizes in creating Three-Picture stories.
When I used to spend summer vacations at my grandparent’s house in Lahore, I used to write about the whole trip and reading those stories to my brothers was the most exciting thing at that time. From there, the passion for reading and writing kept on mounting. I love to experiment with my creative energies which help and boost me to move forward. Up till now, my articles on different environmental issues have also been published in different magazines and blogs.
Someday, I wish to compile a book of all my writings.
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Sandeep Kumar Mishra is a writer, poet, and lecturer in English Literature. He has edited a collection of poems by various poets - Pearls (2002) and written a professional guidebook -How to be (2016) and a collection of poems and art-Feel My Heart(2016)
Anusuya Mukherjee was born in India but has grown up around the world. She has been working on writing poetry and short stories for the past few years and has been featured in a few literary magazines. She hopes to publish a novel someday.
"It wouldn't be incorrect to say that I'm an avid reader since I don't remember how old I was. I was in 5th grade when I got my first short story published in a children weekly newspaper. From there my passion for writing and reading kept on growing and I started writing for Young World magazine by Dawn (Pakistan) and Qaumi Akhbar.
I'm a Doctor by profession but I take my writing sprint and reading excursions side by side. I worked as an amateur content writer for Piñata magazine for a year. I'm a contributer on NLW since 2016. For me, reading and writing both are therapeutic and I wish to be a great writer someday. "
Iqra Aslam is from Karachi, Pakistan. She holds an M Phil degree in Environmental Sciences and has been working as a content writer for the past five years. She is a fiction writer by choice and a poet out of necessity. Her work has been published in local magazines and international online literary journals. An avid reader, she has tried various genres from fantasy and sci-fi to dystopia and dark comedy with current interest being philosophical fiction. Being a sucker for all things witty makes her a huge fan of Oscar Wilde. Once a hardcore daydreamer, she has learned to be more practical with time. Yet, she still believes in letting her inner child out who longs just to sit and watch the sky changing colours. Open to exploring new ideas, and she aims to get out of her comfort zone and experiment with her creative energy. A staunch supporter of ‘art for art’s sake,’ she is driven by art in all its forms.
Fizza Abbas Rabbani is working as a Content Writer for the last three years in Karachi, Pakistan. She has many poetry and prose publications to her credit. Her poems and articles have been published in Eye On Life Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, Cabinet of the Heed, Bonnie's Crew, Poetry Village, Foxglove Journal, New London Writers etc. She aims to find her inner voice someday.
A former co-editor of Skylark (India), Yogesh Patel has published contemporary international poetry since the seventies. Currently, he runs the Word Masala Project to promote writers and poets of the South Asian diaspora. He also edits eSkylark. His work appears in MacMillan, Redbeck and other anthologies. He has read at many prestigious venues, including the House of Lords and the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre.
Purcell Press will publish some of Yogesh's poetry this year.
Yogesh Patel - poet
Debjani's podcasts for ‘Writers Aloud’, an audio series featuring and presented by writers who are Fellows of the Royal Literary Fund (RLF), can be accessed at www.rlf.org.uk/fellowships/debjani-chatterjee/writersaloud Writers Aloud is also available as a free podcast in the iTunes store.
In Episode 129, dated 3-8-17 and lasting 30:39, Debjani Chatterjee talks with fellow Sheffield writer Frances Byrnes about her writing work in the community, and her own medical traumas and their impact on her life.
In Episode 127, dated 20-7-2017 and lasting 24:29, ‘My Favourite Book’, part 1, Debjani and four other RLF writers share their all-time favourite books, and explain why they matter.
In Episode 77, dated 21-7-2016, and lasting 33:40, ‘Poets of the Ghazal’, Julia Copus is joined by poets Debjani Chatterjee, Basir Kazmi and Mimi Khalvati, to explore the long history and contemporary pleasures of the ghazal.
Purcell Press will publish Debjani's poetry this year.
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