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The Interviews


The Interview: Kelli Russell Agodon
An Award-winning Poet

The Wise Owl talks to Kelli Russell Agodon, an award-winning American poet, writer, and editor. Kelli has authored 6 books- Fire on her Tongue Anthology (2012), Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room (2010), The Daily Poet (2012), Hourglass Museum (2014), Everything is Writable (2022) and her latest release, Dialogues with Rising Tide (2021). The Hourglass Museum was a finalist for the Washington State Book award, Finalist for the Julie Suk Prize and was honoured with the Best Book of Poetry from an Indie Press. Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room was Foreword’s Book of the Year Winner in Poetry, voted as one of the Top 20 Books on Goodreads and finalist in Washington State Book Prize. 

Tête-à-Tête: Kanwar Dinesh Singh
An award-winning poet, storyteller, critic & translator

The Wise Owl talks to Kanwar Dinesh Singh, a well-known poet, storyteller, translator, critic and a prominent voice in the field of contemporary Indian writing in English. By profession, Singh is an Associate Professor of English at a college in Shimla. He is also the winner of the prestigious ‘Himachal Pradesh State Sahitya Akademi Award 2002.’ Singh’s poetry oeuvre includes Implosions, Asides, Thinking Aloud: A Collection of Mini Poems, The Theophany, House Arrest, The Frosted Glass, and Epistles: Poems of Love and Longing

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The Interview: Sangeeta Gupta
An Artist, poet, writer & Filmmaker

The Wise Owl talks to Sangeeta Gupta, an acclaimed artist, bilingual poet and documentary film-maker. She served as a bureaucrat with Government of India and subsequently worked as Advisor to the Akademi of Visual Arts, New Delhi, India. She has to her credit 36 solo exhibitions and 200 group shows held in prestigious galleries in India and abroad. She has authored 25 books of poetry and prose and directed 30 documentary films.

Tête-à-Tête: Babeesh Anela

A traditional Mural Artist

The Wise Owl talks to Babeesh Aneela, a traditional mural artist from Kerela. He completed a 5-year course in traditional mural painting from Mural Arts Centre at Guruvayoor Devaswom and immersed himself in this art form. Babeesh experimented with this form, synthesizing it with contemporary art and a dash of neo-romanticism. His work has been exhibited in various prestigious art galleries in India and abroad and is a part of various private collections in India, America, Europe and South Africa. His murals can also be found in temples across India. 

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