Good news has a way to find its path in the middle of all the chaos life throws at you. A few weeks ago two of my poems were published in the fabulous Peacock Journal. Little did I know that one of them will find home in their inaugural print anthology. When I received Kate’s email informing about the selection I was over the moon. This is big leap for me as a poet/writer.
The Peacock Journal Anthology :Beauty First has both poetry and fiction by some very talented writers and it is an honour for me to be a part of such prestigious collection. I thank Bill and Kate Lantry for the opportunity.
This online journal of beauty and art is just an year old and their first anthology published by Little Red Tree Publishing (Michael Linnard) is already flying off the shelves. It was at amazon #1 in Hot New Releases a few days ago.
Another very exiting news came from The Thumb Print – A magazine from the East. Poetry editor Ananya. S.Guha informed that my six acrostics got accepted for the February issue of the magazine and were live now. This is my first attempt at acrostics and I am stoked to see the positive response to them.
Thank you editors for including my work in this wonderful magazine.
Sketch credit and copyright Aditya Dogra
Here is an excerpt from one of the poems:
That mole in the hollow of your back is a secret place
obscure till my tongue traces your spine’s trajectory
painting an intimate landscape, vast and varied
often the feral scent of sex clings to my skin
growing as you move to uncharted places
reclaiming territories old and new
and spaces filled with the weight of love……Conti. reading“
There is a typo in the title of poem 2 and I hope the editors correct it soon.
Some more news is awaited and a few poetry lovers are reading my book. I am nervously waiting for their reviews.
I thank all of you for being so patient with me. I am at a threshold once again and trying to find direction. Do forgive me for not being so regular in posting here. I will try to do so more often. Till then, go with the flow.