Edited by: Dr. Santosh Kumar Binding: Paperback (pp: 222 with a separate section of authors bio) ISSN: 0972-6004 Availability: In Stock (Ships within 1 to 2 days) Publisher: Cyberwit.net, India Pub. Date: Dec. 2011 Front & Back Cover of "Taj Mahal Review": TheaterOfCrueltyNOH AZSACRA
While selecting poems for including in this issue, I kept in mind that the poems should be full of passion and sincerity devoid of bombastic style, puerility and pedantic conceits. It will be very useful for the authors to get inspiration from Shakespeare's immortal works like are Macbeth, King Lear, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II, The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline. Ben Jonson aptly admires the greatest genius in the following words:
Soul of the age!
The applause! delight! the wonder of our stage!
My Shakespeare, rise; I will not lodge thee by
Chaucer or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lie
A little further to make thee a room.
This issue not only includes some of the most admirable poems by the contemporary writers, but also haiku, short stories, art work, book reviews, articles about literature and, self improvement, immortal quotes, startling literary facts, and many other interesting features. Hope you might like this latest edition of Taj Mahal Review.
While including haiku, I have tried my best to include such haiku that don't blindly adhere to the 5-7-5 pattern. Ban'ya Natsuishi, the greatest modern haiku poet, aptly says that muki haiku and non-seasonal poems reveal a new style of expression in contemporary haiku.
It was a day of great joy when Doc Drumheller from New Zealand visited my residence. I along with Karunesh Kumar Agrawal met him for the first time in 2009 in the 5th World Haiku Association Conference and The Druskininkai Poetic Fall in Lithuania, where he became the New Zealand Ambassador to the Republic of Uzupis. It was a proud moment for me to release his latest haiku collection In Transit. He is a marvelous poet and an extraordinary creative artist. He recited some of his best haiku at Cyberwit office. We discussed about the increasing popularity of the haiku genre.
I am highly thankful to my well-wishers and friends who provided me their full cooperation and help to bring out Dec. 2011 issue of Taj Mahal Review. I am quite grateful to all poets, haiku writers and creative artists included in this latest issue for their warm support and help. This issue would not have been possible without their kind cooperation.
SHORT STORIES Albert Russo Andrew McIntyre D. R. Prescott Eric Tessier Gary Alexander Azerier Patrick J. Wilson Richard Araujo Robert Wexelblatt Stephen Shepherd Steve Mogg Steve Morris
POEMS Akanksha Chaudhary Akshay Ranade Blair Ewing Brian McKinnon D Everett Newell D Samarender Reddy Eric Lee Floriana Hall Fran Shaw Harshada Pathare Jane Blanchard Jayanti M. Dalal Jean LeBlanc Joe Amaral John Ryan Jose Maria Lopera Karl Miller Katya Ganeshi Larissa Douglass Luke Armstrong María Cristina Azcona Marshall Bood Mary Etta Jones Maryse Schouella Michael D. Sollars Moshé Liba Nabin Kumar Chhetri Ronja Vieth Rose Marie Streeter Ruth Sabath Rosenthal Ryan J. Davidson Sharon Cramer Shirley Bolstok Suzie Palmer Ted Mc Carthy Vanessa Stehr Vaughan Rapatahana Vinita Agrawal W.F. Lantry Wendy Mary Lister Yaseen Anwer
HAIKU Ban’ya Natsuishi Bill Cooper Bill Wolak Doc Drumheller Johannes S. H. Bjerg John J. Han John Mcdonald Joan McNerney Nola Terrassin Sayumi Kamakura Shahina Steven Carter Suzie Palmer Yuko Tange
GEMS OF THOUGHTS
ARTWORKS Eleanor Leonne Bennett Francis DENIS
REVIEWS A book of Moshé Liba "Bush Meat"
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