Happy New Year. I wish the New Year brings joy, peace and prosperity in the world. I am full of deep gratitude to all poets and creative artists included in this latest issue of Taj Mahal Review. In this Dec 2014 issue I have done my utmost to include brilliant contemporary artwork, modern and postmodern poems, haiku, book reviews and many other attractive features. No doubt, Poetry is more than “the spontaneous outflow of powerful feelings.” Allen Ginsberg aptly remarks: “Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.”
Congratulations to French novelist Patrick Modiano for receiving the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. His writings reveal “the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies.” Modiano, 69, is the author of more than two dozen books and several screenplays. The 11th Literature laureate born in France, Modiano is also the recipient of the Grand prix du roman de l’Académie française, the Prix Goncourt, the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature.
I express my sincere thanks to all artists and authors included in this edition. I also acknowledge with thanks the significant support from these creative artists and seek their continued help in the days ahead. My New Year Greetings again for you and your family members. Warmest Regards.