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Artwork: Harmeet Singh  & Rachna Singh

Editor Speak

June 2023

A Peacock is a beautiful bird that celebrates the advent of rain with a mesmerising dance. Like this gorgeous bird, Peacock & Gold Edition dances to the music of our poets, writers and artists. Interviews with wordsmiths, Kelli Russell Agodon & Kanwar Dinesh and artists Sangeeta Gupta & Babeesh Anela inspire. Segments on poetry, fiction, creative non Fiction make for great reading. Film and book reviews, podcasts and montage all add to this bubbling literary cauldron. 


At the request of our poets, we have introduced a new segment, The Daily Verse'', where we upload poems every day of the week. Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of our poets, this segment is off to a running start. 

Dear Readers & Viewers, find yourself a cosy nook and enjoy our June offering.  


         Kelli Russell Agodon
    An award-winning American poet, 

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             Babeesh Anela
  A traditional mural artist from Kerela

            Sangeeta Gupta
  An  artist, bi-lingual poet & filmmaker

            Kanwar Dinesh Singh
  An  award-winning Indian poet & critic

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Non  Fiction

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Talking Books

Image by Dan Farrell

Visual Arts

Image by Sebastian Pandelache


Podcast of Articles, Features, Poems and Stories

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Highways & Byways
John Grey

Image by Ian Schneider

Whence Light?
Neera Kashyap

Image by Markus Spiske

Lawrence Miles

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consummated in the act
Kenneth Goodman

Finishing School
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Sandra Anfang, is a California-based poet, teacher, and artist. She has authored 4 poetry collections namely Looking Glass Heart (2016), Road Worrier (2018), Xylem Highway (2019) and Finishing School (2023). Sandra has been nominated for a Best Short Fictions award, Best of the Net, and a Pushcart Prize, as well as for aa AWP-sponsored 2023 George Garrett Award for outstanding community services in literature.

Ian Layman grew up singing, playing piano, and producing music with anything he could find. He studied recording engineering and music history at Orange Coast College and earned an audio engineering certificate from The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Ian has worked in professional recording studios for the past decade and is adept in various musical styles. Ian firmly believes in making music that is not merely heard but felt. He has been fortunate to contribute to The Pacific Symphony, Alex Boye, OC Music & Dance, Hachette Audio, and The Southern California Children’s Chorus.

The Wise Owl Publications

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The Daily Verse

To make The Wise Owl more dynamic, we have introduced The Daily Verse, a segment where we will upload poetry all  days of the week. Just send in a poem to

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