Blessed magic happens when one renowned poet reviews the work of another poet whose voice and words are intriguing pathways to self-knowledge, understanding and reflection.

In this the season of rebirth, renewal, and celebration, it is more than appropriate to share creative work that can enhance our spirit and broaden our understanding of the dynamics of life.   Alleys are Filled with Future Alphabets by Gopal Lahiri ·          ISBN:  97881945865 ·          Publishers: Rubric Publishing, Noida, UP, India ·          Length: 137 ·          Price:   Rs275/ $25   Bilingual Bengali and English poet and writer, Gopal Lahiri’s latest book, Alleys are Filled with Future Alphabets is a striking collection of 102 poems divided in to seven sections. Each section is carefully crafted with poems that seem to be walking towards the reader, urging one to engage with myriad possibilities, filling the alleys with one’s own present and future alphabets, or holding the hand of the author as he engages and negotiates through various spoken and unspoken alleys. Approaching this review differently, I am sharing below some of the poems and lines therein fo

aaduna in exile - Winter 2021-2022 - Conversations - Kristyn Elyse

  Conversation bill berry, jr.’s chat with Kristyn Elyse   Barcelona is situated on the northeastern coast of Spain. “It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighboring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the fifth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, the Ruhr area, Madrid, and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 meters high.” A vibrant city with significant amenities for its residents and visitors, there are many areas and sites to discover. Here are sites that define the vitality and scope of this world-c

aaduna in exile - Winter 2021-2022 - Photography Exhibit, William C. Crawford and Charlie Hahn

Chicago Streets. An Intimate Glimpse of The Loop & the Chicago El William C.  Crawford  & Charlie Hahn, Photographers © 2021   Crawford & Hahn are prolific veteran street photographers based in Winston Salem, NC. They undertook an intensive photo shoot of the The Loop & the Chicago El in the summer of 2021.   * * * Meet the Photographers "CRAWDADDY Ignores a Speeding Train on the Loop," William C. Crawford (c) 2021 William C.  Crawford  is a prolific itinerant street photographer based in Winston Salem, NC. He got his start in Vietnam as a combat photojournalist. He was then inexperienced, but CRAWDADDY profited immensely from staunch mentoring from three Pulitzer Prize winners. Much later, he co-developed FORENSIC FORAGING, a throwback, minimalist technique for digital photographers with veteran Sydney lensman, Jim Provencher. Crawdaddy has published four books chronicling his photography adventures. He seeks to elevate the the trite, trivial, and mundane