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VOL. 17 NUMBER 1 JUNE 2018 (33th Issue)

Edited by: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Binding: Paperback
ISSN: 0972-6004
Pub. Date: June 2018
Price: $28

The June 2018 issue of TMR features some of the best  modern and postmodern authors across the globe. The fact is that their poems and haiku were selected for publication in this latest issue, because they reveal exciting heights and depths of their highly imaginative and observant mind.  In this issue there are so many interesting features haiku, artwork, poems revealing “inner mind” of the poet, literary criticism, book reviews and several other attractive things. The poems included in this latest issue reveal fresh originality and truly spontaneous imagination.

 It is quite apparent that  for enriching  the quality of  TMR we always look for  the creative artists who are able to write spontaneous poems and haiku.  William Wordsworth aptly remarks: “Poetry is the spontaneous  overflow of powerful feelings;  it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till by a species of reaction,  the tranquility gradually disappears  and an emotion, kindred to that which was before the subject of contemplation, is gradually produced, and does its actually exist in the mind. In this mood successful composition generally begins, and in a mood similar to this it is carried on.”  For example, we are deeply attracted by  the artless and spontaneous  emotion in the following highly spiritual and mystical lines by Walt Whitman:

A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;

How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he.

I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven.

Or I guess if is the handkerchief of the Lord,

A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropt,

Bearing the owner's name someway in the corners, that we

may see and remark, and say Whose?

It will be good  if the contemporary poets break new ground by writing spontaneous poems.

I am filled with very deep sense of gratitude to the authors included in this edition. There is no doubt that without the cooperation, kind help and generosity of these creative artists, it is not possible to publish the June 2018 edition of Taj Mahal Review.



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VOL. 17 NUMBER 1 JUNE 2018 (33th Issue)

VOL. 17 NUMBER 1 JUNE 2018 (33th Issue)
Dr. Santosh Kumar
ISBN: 0972-6004




A. McIntyre

D. R. Prescott


Fran Shaw


Paul Perilli

Steve Mogg




Moshé Liba

Waheeda Bi Khan



Akanksha Barthwal

Akankshya Pradhan

Aneek Chatterjee

Anindya Roy

Bijita Sharma

Bob Elmendorf

Brenton Rossow

Dariusz Pacak

Eduardo Escalante

Gauri Gharpure

Joseph S. Spence, Sr.

Joyce Chen

Joe Albanese

K M Vishnu Namboodiri

Karthik Srinivasan

Krishnendu Maitra

Laura Savinska

Lopamudra Lenka Samantaray

Dr. Luke Juran

Mahendra Kakule

MC Arthur Gunter

Meghana Patil

Mitalee Dabral

Moshé Liba

Neema Kumari

Nitin Puri

Radika Subramaniam

Rati Agnihotri

Ripon Handique

S. Anita Evelyn

Sean Howard

Sagar chainani

Shilpa Dikshit Thapliyal

Sonela Sengupta

Dr. Sourya Acharya

Sreya Sarkar

Sugar Tobey


Suzie Palmer

Vijaya Gowrisankar

Wayne Adams



Ban’ya Natsuishi

Doc Drumheller

Dr.Indra Neil

Jim Force

John J. Han

John McDonald

Joseph S. Spence, Sr.

Maki Starfield

Moshé Liba

Nicolas Mitzalis

Pawel Markiewicz

Robert Witmer

Santosh Kumar

Sayumi Kamakura

Srinivasa Rao Sambangi

Surbhi Grover

Suzie Palmer

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