My ekphrastic poem SHANTI has been published by my departmental journal RHETORICA QUARTERLY. It is of course inspired by the painting titled PEACE by Marian Spore Bush which I feel reflects Indian myths of Shiva and the idea of life and death with intensity.
So this particular work springs from my own interpretation and hopefully all readers will find it to be resonant too.
I also reserve pride and joy for this departmental journal has completed a full year and a half since its inception in 2020. Even amidst the pandemic, the team continued to provide impetus for all literary minds and their eclectic vision. So kudos to them.
I feel particularly proud as an alumnus of the department to have many of my poems find a home here. It always is homecoming in that manner.