Yugen Quest Review, Dec ’22 – Jan’23 : In Search of New Worlds…

In this issue : Book Reviews. Short Story. Poetic Craft. Poetry. Reflections on a Literary Festival. WE Awards Longlist, Scroll of Honour, Women of Letters.

Submissions will remain open all through January…

Collage of photographs from APWT Bangalore, Nov 28-30, 2022, showing Festival Director Dr. Sally Breen, Team Member Helder Bega, Booker Awardee Geetanjali Shree, Menka Shivdasani, Dr. S. Sen, many hosts & delegates, and our session ‘Writing As Bridges’, featuring Sonali Pattnaik, Somrita Urni Ganguly, Jhilam Chattaraj, Smeetha Bhoumik


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This issue opens with two book reviews, a short story, poetic craft, poetry, reflections and WE Poetry Awards Announcements:

  1. Book Review – when the flowers begin to speak by Sonali Pattnaik, reviewed by Smeetha Bhoumik

Read Review of Sonali’s Book

2. Book Review – Of Goddesses and Women by Shweta Rao Garg, reviewed by Smeetha Bhoumik

Read Review of Shweta’s Book

3. Story – The Presence by Neera Kashyap

Read Neera’s Story

4. The Sestina as a Magic Bridge, poetic craft by Smeetha Bhoumik

Magic Bridge

5.Reflections : ‘Writing As Bridges’, a WE Panel at APWT, Bangalore, Nov 30, 2022

Reflections on APWT, Bangalore, 2022

6. Lapwing Circles, a poem by Lina Krishnan

LapwingCircles by Lina

7. WE Poetry Awards – Longlist, Two New Awards : Chirag-e-Dair & Illumination, WE Scroll of Honour, WE Women of Letters – 2022

WE Awards 2022

Two Poems by Amita Paul

Amita’s Poems

Three Poems by Debarati Sen

Debarati’s Poems

A Poem by Samrudhi Dash

Samrudhi’s Poem

Poems by Priyal Panchal

Priyal’s poem

Poem by Sangita Kalaraickal

Sangita’s poem

Four Books WE Love – 1.The Difference – When Good Enough Isn’t Enough by Subir Chowdhury. 2.The Making of A Chief Justice of India by Sunita Singh. 3. A Selfie & A Star by Nirmala Mary Rego. 4.Draupadi by Koral Dasgupta.

A Gist of the Four Books