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Steven Kunert, of Corvallis, OR, who has been writing and publishing his poetry and prose since Nixon was in the White House, previously published in Poetry Super Highway in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Steven Kunert and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Looking Across the Border from El Paso
Towering dark grey cauliflower clouds
Across the Rio Grande in Juarez,
In one small house, painted bright yellow
A cartel’s baptism, his blood now embalmed
Sonnet Mondal lives in Kolkata, India and is the founder of The Enchanting Verses Literary Review. He has authored eight books of poetry and has performed on invitation at Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia in 2014 and Uskudar International Poetry Festival, Istanbul in 2015. Sonnet is currently one of the featured writers at International Writing Program at The University of IOWA-Silk Routes Project funded by Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Sonnet was featured as one of the Famous Five of Bengali Youths in India Today magazine in 2010 and was long listed in The Forbes Magazine’s top 100 Celebrities 2014 edition among India’s most celebrated authors. Later in March 2015 The CultureTrip website, London listed him among the Top Five Literary Entrepreneurs of Indian English Poetry. He has been invited at the XII International Poetry Festival of Granada in February 2016. His works have appeared in the Mcneese Review, Common Ground Review, Sheepshead Review, Two Thirds North, Penguin Review, Burning Word literary Journal, The Adroit Journal, California State Poetry Quarterly,Connotation Press and Nth Position etc. (Website www.sonnetmondal.com)
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Sonnet Mondal and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
April and my Plastic Sunflowers
The four plastic sunflowers in my bedroom-
Fallen twigs of meditating winter
Not long, my wedding and divorce-
It was four seasons ago and the spring of April