Artworks by Visithra Manikam

  Artist: Visithra Manikam Title: Padma Lokshana – She sees all Size: 1.1m x 76cm Year: 2018   Lotus symbolism is sacred in many religions and culture including in Hinduism. In Hinduism, the Lotus symbolises knowledge, abundance, wealth, sexuality and spirituality. Eyes are often referred to as padma lokshana – or the lotus shaped eyes.… Continue reading Artworks by Visithra Manikam

‘When I was growing up, we never had any Bhutanese authors. All the books we read came from outside.’ – Chador Wangmo

Chador Wangmo, teacher turned writer, lives in Thimpu, Bhutan. She has authored four novels, including La Ama and Kyetse, and ten illustrated books for children, including books from the series Superhero Dema. Although her work is mostly prose, she likes writing poems and has recently published her first poetry compilation titled Phases. She has been… Continue reading ‘When I was growing up, we never had any Bhutanese authors. All the books we read came from outside.’ – Chador Wangmo

‘Eroticism and spirituality, though different in many ways, are two great sources of passion’- Melissa Studdard

Melissa Studdard is an American poet, writer, editor and the author of four books, including the poetry collection I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast and the young adult novel Six Weeks to Yehidah. Her short writings have appeared in a wide variety of journals, magazines, blogs, and anthologies, such as The New York Times, Psychology Today, The Guardian, New Ohio Review,… Continue reading ‘Eroticism and spirituality, though different in many ways, are two great sources of passion’- Melissa Studdard

Poems by Alison Stone

Judith   No yen for battle, no bloodlust. I even looked away when they butchered the lambs. Still, my village gray with dust, our crops dying like prayer in the earth’s parched throat. A woman does what she must.   As I swayed past him, Holophernes grinned. Shrewd general, but passion’s fool.   My weapons… Continue reading Poems by Alison Stone

Poems by Peter Magliocco

Thought-placard for the epiphanic mind   Life rivals a piece of art in perpetual change exposed daily to the grim social elements your face accepts its mandate of wrinkles as the days paint you into significance the feminist credo humbles the great artist scumbling the clouds of heaven forever existing in a prejudiced mind of… Continue reading Poems by Peter Magliocco