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Writing poems has always been something to do when I am particularly stressed, as a sort of catharsis, to be purged out of my system and never to be bothered about again.

It is only after writing on a few of Rick Mobbs’ paintings, using them as springboards, that I have had the confidence to let my poetry stand up for itself. Leon Wing has started off a great website which is all about poetry and flash fiction, and has kindly put up the poems I sent him. I have quite a few more lying around, but I am not being too enthusiastic about sending them out. When it comes to poetry, I have always preferred reading rather than writing! (Some would say with good reason, lol)

A good friend has lent me quite a few books, and I am set for a long stint of reading. First on the list are The Gathering and Reef and I am hoping to be surprised and enchanted by both, as they come highly recommended:)

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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3 Comments

  • Poetry can be cathartic, writing is a source of inspiration and self knowledge, much of which comes from moments of great joy or solemn confusion.. at least that's how it works for me. I like your work.

  • Damyanti says:

    Thanks MM, both for your visit and the compliment:)

  • Anonymous says:

    Me too… Poetry is what I write when I have to write, so it is very dear to me… I read your poetry, it is beautiful 🙂 !

    ~Mental Mist

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