The New year brought me hope in more ways than one. Not only it brought the end of the presidency of a mendacious president but also brought hope in the face of the new administration and a dawn of new possibilities with the appointment of the first-ever woman of color for the second-highest position in the office.
January also brought me abundant joy in the completion and the release of The Kali Project, the much-awaited and powerful anthology published by Indie Blue Press. I had an amazing learning experience working along with the best team and could not be more grateful to them for giving me such an excellent opportunity to show my editorial skills and for believing in my work. Candice Daquin is one of the most gifted and kind individuals I have worked with.
In addition to the book launch and certain other events, I also got nominated by the NY-based Press, Spillwords as the “Author of the Year” for its Spillwords Press Awards 2021.
The other news worth mentioning is the inclusion of my poem “Mother of the Forest” in the anthology “Earth: A Place worth fighting for” curated by the Poets Laureate of Staffordshire, UK. In addition to this, the title was also suggested by me and was accepted as the anthology title. I’m looking forward to the book launch on Feb 17, 2021.
To wrap the news, I was also selected as Spotlight poet in the anthology “Poets of the 2020” curated by David O Nan of the Fever of the Mind Press. I’m honored and humbled to share the space with the brilliant voices of the lit community.
To top all the news, I also started as an Associate Editor for the “Life and Legends” Literary Journal.
Here’s to looking forward to great productive and joyous year.
Following is the list of my publications/radio shows/events for the month of January 2021.