Brook Bhagat is honored to have her poem, “The Torch,” selected for publication in “Glissade,” a special issue on dance, released yesterday from The Pine Cone Review. This poem was inspired by her favorite part of the Winter Olympics–watching the figure skaters disappear like dancers dissolving into the dance. Like other poems of hers that have eventually … More “The Torch” in Glissade – Brook Bhagat
The Nearby Universe wishes a fond farewell and extends our warm congratulations to longstanding Nearby Universe member Carina Bissett, who will be moving on from PPCC this fall. Carina was an influential member of the group from the beginning, almost five years ago. She brought years of experience in publishing, writing, editing, and working with … More Blessings upon you, Carina Bissett!
Brook Bhagat‘s drabble (100-word prose poem), “Exodus with Red Delicious,” was published in The Dribble Drabble Review, a literary magazine that won the 2022 Communicator Award and was recognized in the 2021 Webby Awards. Brook will also be a featured poet with four pieces in the forthcoming fall issue of the journal.
Brook Bhagat was honored to be invited to speak on the local poets’ panel at the Pikes Peak Poetry Summit, which included performances from Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Ashley Cornelius, Colorado state Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre, and others. Brook spoke on the difference between conscious and mystical poetic inspiration, being an author and a mom, the intersection of poetry and activism, … More Pikes Peak Poetry Summit–Brook Bhagat
Monkeybicycle is an online literary magazine with a unique challenge for authors: compare your book to weird things. Brook Bhagat‘s creation, about her new poetry collection Only Flying, was published HERE.
Brook Bhagat‘s haiku, “When the Pen Is Still,” was inspired by the true story of a widower swan. It benefitted from workshopping in the Nearby Universe, and was recently named a runner-up in Loud Coffee Press’s 3rd annual haiku contest. Read it and all the runners-up HERE.
Brook Bhagat decided to become a writer when she was seven years old; forty years later, that dream has taken flight. Only Flying, the first full-length poetry collection from the founder of the Nearby Universe, was released by Unsolicited Press Tuesday, November 16 and is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever else … More Casting Off from the Rail: Only Flying
Carina Bissett is pleased to announce her participation in ARCANA–an innovative project based in Munich, Germany that features art and stories based on the tarot deck’s Major Arcana. Carina was given the task of writing a piece based on The Tower. She took the symbolism of the card and mashed it up with the prevalent … More “The Tower” — ARCANA
In addition to wrapping up revisions on her debut novel A Monstrous Regiment and promoting the upcoming release of Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas, Carina Bissett will be talking about fairy tales, villains, heroines, poetry, and fiction at several venues including WhimsyCon, MileHiCon, Fox Cities Book Festival, and Pikes Peak Writers. Carina loves … More Author Appearances–Carina Bissett
Carina Bissett explores cautionary themes in familiar fairy tales and the consequences that come from breaking the rules in her poem “Fairy Tale Prohibition.” This piece is included in NonBinary Review Issue #25: Prohibition and can also be read in its entirety at Alphanumeric. “Even when a prohibition in a fairy-story is guessed to be … More “Fairy Tale Prohibition” — NonBinary Review