Update on the anthology, Persian Sugar in British Tea

Poems by Soodabeh

Dear Poets and Poetry Lovers

The first volume of the bilingual anthology is under production process and includes the poems by the below poets:

1- Arthur C. Ford

2- Bob Heman

3- Bob Whitmire

4- Charles Braddy

5- Claudine Nash

6- Des Mannay

7- Diane DeCillis

8- Donald Krieger

9- Elizabeth S. Wolf

10- Ellen Rittberg

11- James D. Casey IV

12-James Walton

13- Jay Gandhi

14- Jordan Trethewey

15- Ken Allan Dronsfield

16- Matt Stefon

17- Meagan Brothers

18- Michael Griffith

19- Nancy Day

20- Ngosi Olivia Osuoha

21-Norbert Gora

22-Philip Jones

23-Ronald Tumbaga

24- Thomas Fucaloro

The book will hopefully be released in late February 2018.

The update on the second anthology will be announced soon.

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Glomag December 2017 Collaboration with David Griessel

(Art by David Griessel: He graduated with a bachelor of Fine Art from the University of The Free State in South Africa. He has had 6 solo exhibitions and has participated in many group shows. He has exhibited in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Grahamstown, Stellenbosch, Bloemfontein and Kimberley. He currently works as an artist in Cape … Continue reading Glomag December 2017 Collaboration with David Griessel

Let Me Go – Author Anne D. Salyer

Creative Talents Unleashed

I am the darkness

That withholds the dawn.

The space between the stars.

The cloud that casts the shadow.

The wrath of the summer storm.

I am the envy in your bones.

The sadness in your eyes.

The unspoken words.

The falling rain.

Unmeasurable,

I am the life you hold

Within your hands.

Let me go.

© Anne D. Salyer

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Excerpt from the book “A Treasures of Seashells”

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I was born and grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. Eventually I escaped to Kansas where I met the love of my life with whom I’ve been with for 25 years. We currently reside in Overland Park with three cats, my neglected poetic children, and this raccoon puppet. All in all, it is a good life!

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Soliloquy of a Refugee – Author Don Beukes

How sad that this is still as relevant as the time I wrote it… #mankindstillnotthatkind

Creative Talents Unleashed

My hopes and dreams are the

same as yours – It’s just that my

existence is compromised – Lies filter

through on global screens – But you

don’t hear our muted cream screams –

Our culture crippled our humanity’s

stifled – As you watch us, mesmerized

These streets speak of horrendous horrors –

For us there are no more happy tomorrows.

© Don Beukes

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don-beukes About the Author

Mr. Don Beukes is a retired teacher of English and Geography. Originally from Cape Town in South Africa, he grew up in the shadow of Table Mountain, always aspiring to achieve the best in life, despite living in a racially divided country. He lives by his favorite motto ‘Carpe Diem’ and endeavors to seize every opportunity in life to make the most of each day…

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Bodhi Tree – Author Mark Andrew Heathcote

Creative Talents Unleashed

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I sat beneath a huge tree

Its shape and size shaded me

As if I were its seedling

In search of nourishment

As if I were the sapling in search of light

As if I were, somehow, its own penultimate circle

Spiraling out of control left to fulfil its last rites

Entombed, enclosed embalmed in eternal night

Waiting for it to make space for me.

Look child at the leaf of a Bodhi tree

Look at its veins, it to be another tree

Yes, I sat beneath a Bodhi tree

As does it somewhere, shaded sits inside of me

Yes, just another seedling in search of nourishment.

© Mark Andrew Heathcote

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Mark heathcote 1 About the Author

Mr. Mark Andrew Heathcote has been happily honing his writing skills for many years perfecting his…

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Exerpt: Title poem of my new book ‘Icarus Rising- Volume 1’

Photo Credit © Luke Borrill Icarus Rising Curse of Hubris – However tragic my legendary failure at the hands of Hubris or my extreme foolish pride even my dangerous dented overconfidence, I refuse to apologise for challenging the gods who by royal decree imprisoned me appointing King Minos my afterlife final angry referee – Who … Continue reading Exerpt: Title poem of my new book ‘Icarus Rising- Volume 1’

Featured Writer: Dr. Santosh Bakaya

Creative Talents Unleashed

My Nocturnal trysts

Bits of azure sky shining bright in memories.
The Chinar tree shimmers green even in autumn.
But chunks and slivers of that bygone era remain
As bruises unhealing, every moment enhancing the pain.
The fire still blazes from those burnt bridges
Crackling, spluttering,
Muttering sadly of those lovely times
Splashing all over me like driblets of water.
While I sit, stumbling and stuttering on an alien tongue.
Through the frosted glass of memory
Love still peeps; furtively creeps
all over me as the world sleeps.
And I once again break into dance.
Prancing to the notes of that long lost symphony.
That we created long back under the deodar tree.

© Dr.  Santosh Bakaya


11204892_836125223091318_4297770758567556602_n About the Author

Dr Santosh Bakaya , academician- essayist – novelist – poet – reviewer  hails from India , and has been widely published,  winning international acclaim for her works especially Ballad of Bapu…

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