POETRY & LITERATURE

Lonita Nugrahayu

Interview with Lonita Nugrahayu. A year after her first book Words of Sunset was published, Lonita chats about her love of words and poetry, and what motivates and inspires her to write.

Hameed AlQaed

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 Sunderam

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.

Zahra Zuhair

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.

Chandra Gurung

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.

Vaijayantee Bhattacharya

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.

Seher Hashmi

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.

Monisha K Gumber

Bahrain based Monisha is a bestselling author of immensely popular teen novels titled: Sick Of Being Healthy and Dying To Live. Her first book for adults titled BAHIR, is long-awaited and already creating a buzz.

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