three monostichs by Gayatri Chawla

In a river of words, a gondola of poems



Diyas bobbling in the water bowing to the Water God mounted on a fat fish



Hair tied neatly into a knot, King Cobra resting in the nape of her neck


*diya is an oil lamp made of clay



A published poet , translator and French teacher from Mumbai. Her poems have been published in International anthologies and periodicals like ‘The American Poetry Anthology’,‘ The Indian P.E.N.’, ‘The Journal of the Poetry Society (India)’ ,‘Pea River Journal’, ‘The Hans India’ , ‘The Bombay Review’, ‘Narrow Road’ and ‘Open Road Review’, ‘Madras Courier’. Her poem ‘Anagram’ won the 2013 Commendation Prize at ‘The All India Poetry Competition'(New Delhi, India). She was awarded for The National Poetry Contest 2018 by Ræd Leaf Foundation for poetry and Allied Arts. She was a featured writer for Wordweavers Poetry Contest 2015/16. She is the author of two books of poems ‘Invisible Eye’ and ‘The Empress’. ‘Invisible Eye’ was long listed for the Cochin Lit fest 2018.

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