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Issue #44

Library of Olan by Prashant Parvataneni

Prashant is an independent writer from Bangalore, who also teaches courses on cinema and literature. He won the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize for 2019. His creative and critical writing has appeared in Seminar, The Bangalore Review, and Deep Focus Cinema among others. Prashant works with the Kabir Project and is part of an arts collective called brown-study works.

Two Poems by Ashaq Hussain Parray

Ashaq Hussain Parray is a poet, translator and academician from Kashmir. His poetry has appeared in various journals like Inverse Journal, the Punch Magazine, Kashmir Litt. and others. He is currently pursuing his doctorate on the English translations of Mirza Ghalib at the department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, India. As a Kashmiri subject, he believes that there is no other way of survival in Kashmir except through poetry and other art forms.

Three Poems by Mani Rao

Mani Rao has ten poetry collections including Sing to Me (Recent Work Press), New & Selected Poems (Poetrywala) and Echolocation (Math Paper Press). Her books in translation include Bhagavad Gita (Autumn Hill Books; Fingerprint), and Kalidasa for the 21st Century Reader (Aleph). Her latest non-fiction, an anthropology of mantra-experience among tantrics, is Living Mantra— Mantra, Deity and Visionary Experience Today (Palgrave Macmillan). See

Postmortem by Devanshi Khetarpal

Devanshi Khetarpal is a poet from Bhopal, India, who currently lives in Manhattan, New York. She is a BA-MA candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University. Khetarpal is the editor-in-chief of Inklette Magazine, a poetry reader for Muzzle Magazine, and the host of an Elena Ferrante reading group called Ferrante Fever. Her poetry collection, Small Talk, was published by Writers Workshop Kolkata in 2019. Visit her website here:

Two Poems by Kuhu Joshi

Kuhu Joshi is a poet and a development economist. She currently works at the International Food Policy Research Institute. Her writing has been published in The Bangalore Review, Cocoa and Jasmine, The Elephant Journal, eFiction India, and Literati magazines. She lives in New Delhi, the city she calls home.

Three Poems by Beni Yanthan

Born to a War-Jaintia mother and a Lotha-Naga father, Beni Yanthan (aka Yanbeni) is a poet writing from Nagaland. She teaches English and Cultural studies at Nagaland University but considers herself an accidental academic.

At present, she is working on her first collection of poems entitled, 10000 mottled tales.