Since Primary School, acclaimed Bahraini poet Hameed found himself full of a passion for reading; “I read a great many books, although I don’t really remember if someone actually encouraged or motivated me to read. But later, when I started searching for the person or people in my life who did, I found that it was only me, and nobody else."
Rohini is the author of Corpoetry, a collection of light-hearted verse about corporate life. Her poetry has also been featured extensively in Collections of Poetry and Prose book series, My Beautiful Bahrain, More of My Beautiful Bahrain, Poetic Bahrain, and she currently runs The Bahrain Writers' Circle and The Second Circle poetry group.
Interview with Zahra Zuhair. Zahra has been writing since the age of fourteen, and been on a journey ever since to discover her identity as a poet. Most of her poetry and prose is written to convey a message that she hopes readers can discover. She is currently working on a book about marriage and divorce, and a compilation of poetry about human emotions and the turbulent nature they can possess.
Interview with Chandra Gurung. Chandra writes in his native language Nepali. Social and political issues, the predicament of human life, people around him and the present deficiencies of humanity are often subjects of his poetry. He has an anthology of poetry to his credit, and is working a second anthology to be released soon.
Bahrain-based Vaijayantee is an author, poet, editor and entrepreneur. Her first anthology of poems titled Mosaic Vision was published in 2017, and depicts her perceptions, experiences and emotions like a tapestry of colourful threads, intertwined, and yet at times stark and contradictory.
Interview with Seher Hashmi. It was her mother's intense love for poetry that first motivated Seher to start writing. Barriers, inequality and divisions sorting out human beings into predefined boxes are themes she consistently explores in her work. She believes that words, if used appropriately, truthfully and thoughtfully can revolutionize this world.