Born in Bikaner, India, on August 18th 1965, Vinita Agrawal did her schooling in Kalimpong and Kolkata and college from Baroda. She was is a Gold Medallist in M.A. Political Science from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and earned the UGC scholarship in College. She has worked freelance as a writer and researcher ever since but has remained a poet at heart. Her poetry has been published in print and online journals on countless different occasions so far, the prominent publications among them being Asiancha, Constellations, raedleafpoetry, The Fox Chase Review, Spark, The Taj Mahal Review, Open Road Review, CLRI, Kritya.org, Touch- The Journal of healing, Museindia, Everydaypoets.com, Mahmag World Literature, The Criterion, The Brown Critique, Twenty20journal.com, Sketchbook, Poetry 24, Mandala and others which include several international anthologies. Her poem was nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2011 by CLRI. She received a prize from MuseIndia in 2010…
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We are pleased that through donations of books by poets and writers we were able to donate a gift basket to Cara’s Sweethearts for the October 18th fundraiser. We also added a bottle Old Grand-Dad, E&J Brandy and Clan MacGregor Scotch to the basket for the winner to enjoy while reading these outstanding books. Cara’s Sweethearts is an organization that does the right thing by children and their families during their stay at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. There is a link to their website at the bottom of this post under the flyer for the fundraiser. We wish them the best.
Thanks to the following poets/writers who contributed books to our gift basket for Cara’s Sweethearts
The Book of Small Treasures by Christine Klocek-Lim
Disintegrate by Christine Klocek-Lim
Mud Lake Trilogy by Russell Reece
Images of Being by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri
Six Weeks To Yehidah by Melissa Studdard
My Yehidah –…
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Trish, the editor of Pea River Journal, introduces the third issue of the journal in this heart-warming intro. My poem The Summer We Called Home is in this issue. Do order your copy here:
LOVE NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
When we issued the call for this themed issue, we had a set of ideas for what the burden of home might be. It is too easy to say home is not a dot on a map, attached less to geography and linked more to experience, love, loss, and the heart. The burdens of home have little to do with where we hang our hats. In most cases, the hat-hook has either rusted away or been torn from the figurative walls. So what is it, this burden? The contributors interrogate the idea of home and its burdens on the road, in returns, in leavings, in loss, in reconnection, in knowing theirs could be the next bus out, in leaping into the rivers of their fear, even in setting fire to what is left. We love every piece in this issue. We know you will, too.
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