Review By Sheila Scobba Banning
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By Manjinder Kaur Wratch Traditional history stockpiles bitter memories of the past which slush hatred and create divisions. Literature has a leading edge over traditional history as the creative powers of the writers have always invested in tales of love, compassion and friendship.
By Kaushik Acharya There are plenty of Sanskrit texts like Pancatantra, Hitopadesa, Abhijnanasakuntalam, etc, and even The Ramayana, The Mahabharata, two immensely popular Indian epics, which have been successfully translated into several other languages down the ages.
Review By Tanmoy Bhattacharjee
Review By Shola Balogun
Review By Ogunniyi Abayomi
Review By Dr. Ajay K Chaubey
Review By Dustin Pickering This small chapbook, although containing only thirty-six pages, manages to speak volumes on the experience of mental illness and institutionalization. The author notes in his preface that part of the inspiration was an interest in psychology and neuroscience, especially the use of lobotomy in Britain during the middle of the last century.
Review By Scott Thomas Outlar
Review By Tanvi Bijawat
Review By Subashish Bhattacharjee
Review By U Atreya Sarma This Summer and That Summer is the third collection of poems by the Mumbai-based poet Sanjeev Sethi, his earlier two being Suddenly for Someone, and Nine Summers Later. A widely acclaimed author with his work featured in many journals and newspapers, he ensconces himself in the hearts of poetry and […]
Review By Sunil Sharma
Review By Valda Organ
Nnaemeka Nwangene reviews Chukwunonso Daniel Ogbe‘s book. An essay can be defined as a short piece of writing on one particular subject written by a student. It is also a short piece of writing written by a writer for publication.
Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence by Susanna Hope and Alex Roslin: A Review
February’s book review of Michael Richmond’s novel ‘Sisyphusa’ by writer Peter Wilkin..
By Val B. Russell Maritime stories have always captivated readers with tales of ship wrecks, pirates and the battle of man against the raging sea. Moby Dick, The Old Man and the Sea, Treasure Island etc, the list is endless. Most are works of fiction, fanciful and designed to entertain mainlanders who […]
By Selma Sergent Mario Canto is a Los Angeles based poet and the author of Dancing With Disillusion. He grew up in South Central L.A. His collection of poetry is ardent, potent; there is a sense of might about it, but also the kind of […]
Fat Girl By Jessie Carty Sibling Rivalry Press 2011 Poet Jessie Carty has done something quite daring in Fat Girl, she has told the bare naked truth about eating, weight, body fat and the bastard child of an unhealthy relationship with food: the distorted body image. Our binging, purging, love and ultimate hatred of food […]
© 2015 Hana Hindráková Review By Valda Organ Kenya is a country of extreme contrasts: a culturally vibrant land always on the brink of social/political tumult. However, to many western people Africa itself is still shrouded in mystique, a sort of wild place that can never be tamed or fully understood by white culture.
By Val B. Russell Women and men, conjugated verbs in a physical universe. Each individual striving to express the spiritual experience of coupling, through the rise and fall of the clay footed icons of matrimonial union. One after another, each is toppled until we are left with only […]
War is terrible, on both sides; always. If our god is with us and their god is with them then it can only lead to a bloody stalemate.
On my flight to Ottawa for The Writer’s Union of Canada Conference, I took three personal travelling essentials: a notebook, my netbook and a novel to read while airborne. When you are trapped in an enclosed space with strangers for hours and suspended above the clouds, not only do you need to […]
By Selma Sergent MELANCHOLIA (an Essay) by Kristina Marie Darling is a collection of poems one might snatch from dreams. Darling creates a fragile, delicate world that is ethereal, otherworldly, beautiful, wistful, and full of longing, all securely wrapped in a […]
By Selma Sergent Ginger Moran is a teacher, published writer and mother. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in Literature and Creative Writing and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from the University of Virginia. She has published in Salon, […]
The Herald by Dean J Baker Review by Val B. Russell
SOB is Bridget Jones having an affair with Edgar Allen Poe on paper. The somber gloom of Poe and the wry single girl longing for a lasting relationship, mingle in every line and kiss with every comma.