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
Brook Bhagat is happy to share that her work has been included in a new anthology from Alien Buddha Press–The Alien Buddha Goes Pop. This is her first humor writing to be published in a while. Brook’s two poems, “Creed” and “Phyllis,” are (very) nontraditional haiku odes to characters from the TV show The Office.
Brook Bhagat is thrilled to share the news that her poetry collection, Only Flying, due for release in November of this year, is now available for preorder. From the publisher’s website: “Only Flying is a collection of surreal free verse and prose poetry that celebrates transformation and paradox, exploring both the silence of the seeker and the outrageous wilderness … More Publication Announcement by Nearby Universe Founder Brook Bhagat
As group facilitator, Brook Bhagat tries to cast a wide net with her monthly email to all PPCC employees, inviting them to the group workshops. One of the goals of the group is to provide motivation for writers with busy lives; Brook looks at these emails as opportunities for creative writing. She tries to entice … More An “Inkling of Jackals”