Humbled and Honored

Humbled and honored! My poem “Mortal Coil” was nominated for Pushcart Prize 2020 by Ariel Chart International Journal. I know it is only the nomination, but I am overwhelmed, because one editor chose my piece and a handful of others from a whole year of submissions, from a whole year of poems published. Very, very […]

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Interview of Me by Amita Basu

Some time ago, I read Ana Vidosavljevic’s articles at The Curious Reader, a magazine we both write for. I went on to discover her other writing, then her website. I was struck by her honest, fresh writing; by the novelty and freshness of her prose; and by her imaginative and accessible stories for children. I […]

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Interview with Amita Basu, Cognitive Science PhD Candidate and Writer

Amita Basu is a cognitive science PhD candidate. Her fiction has appeared/is forthcoming in Silver Pen Fabula Argentea, Flash Fiction Magazine, Gasher, Fearsome Critters, Kelp, Potato Soup Journal, Star 82 Review, Dove Tales, St. Katherine Review, Novel Noctule, Entropy, Proem, The Bookends Review, Muse India, Scarlet Leaf Review, and The Right-Eyed Deer. Her nonfiction has appeared in […]

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How Reading Helped Me Cope With My Father’s Death

https://www.thecuriousreader.in/essays/reading-to-cope-with-death/ Being heartbroken can make you feel worthless and hopeless, losing a job leaves you desperate, but losing a loved one is probably the toughest challenge you’ll have to face in life. I learned this a few years ago when I lost my father. After my father’s death, my friends were there for me. While […]

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