The June 2015 issue of TMR features some of the best contemporary poems by the international poets. This edition also includes short stories, haiku by the poets across the globe, artwork, book reviews and many other attractive features. We receive an increasingly large number of poems from across the country, and around the world. The most important criteria for publishing the international artists in the Taj Mahal Review is the quality of their work. This is of great help in increasing the reputation of the journal in literary circles.
Great poets all over the world always try to transmute their pains and sufferings into the great vision of love and brotherhood. Søren Kierkegaard aptly remarks: “A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: “Sing for us soon again”.
The fact is that the sufferings and “the unalleviated anguish of the marrow” should never be considered as the poet’s weakness. T.S. Eliot made the most appropriate comment about Pascal that his despair and disillusion are “the analogue of the drought, the dark night, which is an essential stage in the progress of the Christian mystic”.
I am quite grateful to all the creative artists who submitted their fiction, nonfiction, and original artwork for publication in this latest issue of the biannual journal Taj Mahal Review. Many thanks for your tremendous support and cooperation.