Poem featured in the Incentovise#5 Column at OddBall Magazine

Excited to share the news that my poem "Her Voice" written as an ode to the Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been converted into a word Cento by the talented LA based poet Joshua Corwin and has been featured in the column Incentovise #5 in the Oddball Magazine. The latest column at Oddball Magazine, INCENTOVISE #5: … Continue reading Poem featured in the Incentovise#5 Column at OddBall Magazine

Poetry reading with Spectrum Publishing, Pasadena,California, USA

I was thrilled to be part of the Poetry reading organized by the EIC Don Fisher Campbell for the special "Fall" Edition featuring 42 artists of the Spectrum Publishing. I was honored to share the space with Joshua Corwin, Jackie Chou,Thelma T Reyna, Don Kingfisher Campbell and many more. The poems have been written around … Continue reading Poetry reading with Spectrum Publishing, Pasadena,California, USA

Covert

I have a secret message a covert skill  I am  conversant with, I have written you a million times  scribbled you secretly  nipped and tucked you in my verses hiding from the prying eyes folded neatly between the pages of my poetry  tucked  secretly under the  poetic verses you can find my eternal love dripping in those context … Continue reading Covert

MY BOOK-CRIMSON SKINS NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE/ PAPERBACK

A big shoutout to my brilliant and talented friend Devika Mathur, queen of surreal poetry, for her release of the poetry book “Crimson Skins” by Inie Blu(e) Press. Do grab a copy of this beautiful book of poetry. I know I will.Deatils are in the post.

MY VALIANT SOUL

I am more than thrilled to announce that the kindle version of my book is now out on Kindle. The print version can also be checked on Amazon, Books Depository, Bookswagon, Barnes and Noble.

If you adore my writing style, do not miss out on this book
I have worked hard with passion and love for this baby.

It will mean a lot if you can support a fellow poet, writer. Check out all the links below.

Crimson Skins- India

Crimson Skins -US

Crimson Skins -Bookswagon -( Indian readers can opt for Bookswagon if Amazon is a bit costly to you)

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Poetry published in the Oddball Magazine to honor RBG and her legacy

I'm so honored to see my poem "Her Voice" published in the  20 year old Oddball Magazine. The poem is an ode to the Supreme Court Justice, Ruth bade Ginsburg. We all are shocked and rattled by the death of RBG who has been an epitome of justice and equality for decades.I'm immensely thankful to … Continue reading Poetry published in the Oddball Magazine to honor RBG and her legacy

Chapbook published by the Local Gem Press, Long Island, New York

It is with great excitement and happiness I would like to share this news with my readers that my first micro chapbook is published by the New York Based Local Gem Press. I'm really thankful to the EIC James P Wagner for supporting my work. The Chapbook " A Potpourri of Emotions" came out as … Continue reading Chapbook published by the Local Gem Press, Long Island, New York

Juxtaposed

Suspended between the intangible state of dream  and reality a state so profound yet so surreal   the tangible moments slip through my open palms as the gossamer truth of realities weaves a noose    around me tightening like a storm around my waist with each repetition cutting close to the wounds   pushing deeper … Continue reading Juxtaposed

Poetry Published in the Spectrum Magazine “Fall” Edition

I'm so thrilled to see my three poems featured in the Los Angeles Based Spectrum Magazine" founded by the EIC Don Kingfisher Campbell. I'm really thankful to the EIC Don Campbell for supporting my work. The special "Fall" edition challenged the poets to use the words" Fall" in their poetry. You can read my three … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Spectrum Magazine “Fall” Edition

Poetry reading with “First Fridays” event at The Soap Box Press

I'm excited to share the details of my poetry event with the Ontario, Canada based press "The Soap Box Press". I was so excited to share the space with the talented Nicole Gauthier-Acosta  for their book launch "Throat on Fire" The recording of the event is now up on Youtube and you can view it here. … Continue reading Poetry reading with “First Fridays” event at The Soap Box Press

Stench

This city is crazy  this city is brimming  there is always something rotting burning people walk with crinkled noses and with scurried steps with the voice of the screaming heart those spires of the skyscrapers piercing and pinching  the heart of the sky which bleeds on the people who bet their life on the beauty of the alabaster moon … Continue reading Stench

In the end we were just a moment (Prose Poem)

Today’s prompt: Write a piece of prose or poetry that ends with in the end, we were just a moment. Standing at the crossroads of life looking back and collecting all the memories as the translucent sea glass walking barefoot on the beach. Wet sands making islands of hope between my toes, there is much more … Continue reading In the end we were just a moment (Prose Poem)

Project “Life in Quarantine” mentioned in The Stanford Daily newspaper

Come read the interview of the three lead project managersNelson Shuchmacher Endebo.Farah Bazzi Ellis Schriefer of the "Life in Quarantine" project as they were interviewed by The Stanford Daily describing how the historical archive of various narratives spanning the common person, to artists, to doctors, to prisoners have infused a sense of international connectedness to the project. How the … Continue reading Project “Life in Quarantine” mentioned in The Stanford Daily newspaper

With Clenched Fists, I Rage – A Collaborative Poem

Proud to be part of this collaborative poem. “With Clenched fists, I rage” is a deep exposition of the anger and the pain coursing through the veins of our countrymen in these turbulent times.

Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

I chew on my rage
breaking teeth
on its rock candy
hard edges
I resist
base reflex
to swallow these
jagged shards whole
instead
spitting blood
and shrapnel
hard
into
the unrelenting soil
of injustice

Christine E. Ray

My fist clenches unconsciously,
Noticing only when my knuckles pop.
They say peace and love
Will win the day,
While I’m possessed
By the spirit of Elijah,
Raining down fire,
Divine justice, and rage,
Filled with the desire
To bludgeon bigotry
With a baseball bat.

John W. Leys

Wretched causeway
Flotsam upon my eye
I stare into the mist in wonder
Will the serpent ever arise
Show me your face, foul beast
You tinker and toy with mortal men
Spewing hatred and obscenities with forked tongues
Crucifying anyone who stands firm against them
Justice beckons their immortal fear
Wielding the rocks, I guide my hands
Betwixt the evil and the cowardly
Is…

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List of Publications/News/Radio Show/Events for the month of August 2020.

"LIST OF PUBLICATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2020" I’m excited to share my list of publications/events/interviews for the month of August 2020. This month I also celebrated  Third year of my poetry website. Every month I compile the list and share it with my readers as it can serve as a valuable list of … Continue reading List of Publications/News/Radio Show/Events for the month of August 2020.

Poetry Published in Free Verse Revolution Theme : Afterlife

I'm happy to see my poem published in the Online Poetry Journal Free Verse Revolution for their monthly theme. I'm immensely thankful to Kristiana Reed for always supporting my work.  This poem has been inspired by quotes from Elon Musk, who believes that there might be a possibility that we are living in a simulated … Continue reading Poetry Published in Free Verse Revolution Theme : Afterlife

Poetry Published ” Fallow Ground” Inwood Indiana by Prolific Press, PA, USA

I’m stoked to be in the next issue of the Inwood Indiana. My Poem “Dance of the death” and “Town Bell” has been selected for publication in the forthcoming issue ”Fallow Ground” by Inwood Indiana Press. Inwood Indiana is one of the sister presses of the Prolific Press. I'm sharing pictures of my two poems in this post. … Continue reading Poetry Published ” Fallow Ground” Inwood Indiana by Prolific Press, PA, USA

Into the Fall’s Hands

This poem is in response to the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at GodogGO Cafe "Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature."- Friedrich Nietzsche Cupping the calloused palms Nature takes into its heaving bosom warmth and sustenance for crimson tinged leaves  stripped from the mighty embrace of the wild oak  … Continue reading Into the Fall’s Hands