Saima Afreen is a poet, journalist, and essayist. Her poems have appeared in Sahitya Akademi journal(s), HCE Review, Barely South Review, The Bellingham Review, The Roanoke Review, The Stillwater Review, The McNeese Review, The Nassau Review, The Oklahoma Review, Staghill Literary Journal, The Notre Dame Review, Honest Ulsterman, and Existere among others. She received 'Writer of the Year Award, 2016' from Nassau Community College. She has presented her poems at Prakriti Poetry Festival, Paisley Book Festival, Craigmillar and Niddrie Community Festival, Helsinki Poetry Jam, Pulse Radio Glasgow, University of Stirling, University of Westminster, Waterstones Bookstore Canterbury, and elsewhere. She received Villa Sarkia Writers' Residency, Finland, where she edited 'Sin of Semantics', her début poetry collection. She was Charles Wallace Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Kent, the UK.
Raamesh Gowri Raghavan
Raamesh Gowri Raghavan moonlights as an award-winning copywriter by day and daylights as an award-wanting poet by night, and sandwiches writing haiku, editing the literary e-journal Narrow Road, the occasional trek, peer counselling for suicide prevention, and learning languages in between. He thinks he is funny, but his friends vehemently disagree.
Poet, artist and editor Paresh Tiwari has been widely published, especially in the sub-genre of Japanese poetry. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his collection of haibun Raindrops chasing Raindrops is the recipient of the 'Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards - 2017'.
Paresh has co-edited the landmark International Haibun Anthology,Red River Book of Haibun, Vol 1 which was published by Red River Publications in 2019, and is the serving haibun editor of the online literary magazine Narrow Road. You can find him on Instagram @paresh.writes .
Dr. Srividya Sivakumar
Words make Srividya's world and she immerses herself in them as teacher, reader, poet and speaker.
She does not share chocolate (unless it's white or milk) or her Salman Rushdie collection, loves to write and to receive long letters and believes in texting with proper punctuation and complete spellings. Srividya swears by desserts as meals, books as companions, and music as torture and therapy. She colour-coded her library once. She has since learnt the lesson of the unforgiving shelves.
G.Akila juggles the muse, work, home and a ten-year-old daughter. She has presented her poems at the Sahitya Akademi, Hyderabad Litfest, Goa Litfest, TedX, and has been published in anthologies and online journals of repute. She is also an active member of the Twin City Poetry Club, Hyderabad. A featured poet in the Wordweavers Annual Poetry Contest, she was also placed second in their 2017 edition. Her poem 'Stains' was one of the ten shortlisted for the Womeninc Sakhi Award 2018 for poetry.
Reader & Correspondence Editor
Arundhati Agomacharyya is a student of Sociology and social sciences at large. She is a literary enthusiast and often delves in poetry and short fiction. She can be found writing and reading poetry in cafes, by the side of shuttered stores, and under old trees.
Vaishnavi Sharma is an Engineering student, a poet, and the founder of Ayaskala (@ayaskala). She is a freelance Web Designer. You can find her on Instagram @vaishandart.
Rohini Gupta is a writer and teacher who lives by the sea in Mumbai, India, surrounded by trees, cats, dogs, crows, books, coffee shops and a sprawling metropolitan city. She started as a poet. For many years she wrote for newspapers, magazines and websites. She has also published flash fiction, poems and stories. She teaches haiku and the art of fiction at various literary festivals and colleges. She has organised art and new age festivals but now focuses on writing books.