A Voice of the NRI - Diasporic Poets
Editor: Yogesh Patel
Consulting Editor: Dr Debjani Chatterjee, MBE
Good qualities are appreciated in whomsoever they are found.
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Patrons: Lord Parekh and Lord Dholakia Please note, where possible, we recommend our Award-Winning poets for various awards
ISSN 2397-1878 (printed and digital)/ Issue 1/2016
We are starting a fresh volume for 2016 with our new ISSN 2397-1878
The ISBN is 978095560840033
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please let the editor know f you wish to receive a review copy free in a PDF format.
A BIG THANK YOU to those who bought it and have donated extra.
A major award celebration of our winners is planned on
22nd June 2016
The House of Lords
6.30 pm - 830 pm
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This event will be a meeting of minds from among the selected major players in the publishing industry, editors, librarians, poets, event organizers, and many others. Many have already confirmed the attendance already.
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THE WORD MASALA CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE
The first poet to receive this AWARD is
An emerging voice to watch with one collection already under her belt
Find out more about Mona from her interview with Jaydeep Sarangi
If our friends from India, like Ajit Panda and Jagdish Mahapatra, from Scotland, like Suman Giri and from Wales, like Reginald Massey in Wales can subscribe to this initiative,
then surely all others can too. Please do so now.
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A printed copy of the anthology and this magazine is available at
The Poetry Library
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX
The library is a hub of activities engaging in readings and workshops. Join it free to support it.
Remember they have an e-catalogue too! So borrow books from your armchair.
Attention, All Libraries!Please also look at our website for books we are recommending.
If you wish to receive a printed copy of each issue of this magazine, please send us £10 for 2016
to contribute to the postage.
Ask for our 2015 catalogue of the year's chosen ten books.
To download the PDF version of this issue please click this link
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Previous award winners can be found at
Dr Debjani Chatterjee, MBE
Dr Shanta Acharya
This Month's Award winner is
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