The Wise Owl was born on 01st Nov 2021 with the objective of providing a free platform for upcoming poets, writers and artists. It has also been featuring interviews of creative wizards who have acted as creative mentors to literary wannabes. Scroll through our gallery of literary & Artistic greats.
The Wise Owl Wall of Fame
Producer of Oscar Winning Film 'The Power of the Dog', adapted from Thomas Savage's book of the same name.
Father of Indian Photography
An iconic photographer who has been honoured for his achievements and has authored as many as 50 books.
A renowned Writer & Poet
Honoured with awards like the Sahitya Akademi Award, the International Piero Bigongiari Prize and many others.
Currently Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Author of several award-winning novels. The Body By the Shore is the latest release.
Honoured with many awards for his poetry collections. His recent release Monsoon won critical acclaim. His latest release is a collection of poems called Stray Poems.
Poet, Musician & Novelist
Lives in Buckinghamshire and is currently Poet-In-Residence at Caught By The River. He was named as one of The Observer’s Top 10 Debut Novelists of 2021 for his debut novel, The Paper Lantern.
Poet, Novelist & Essayist
Currently a Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. Sky Ward, won Ohioana Book Award in Poetry & The Far Mosque, won Alice James Books’ New York Award.
Novelist & Co-founder of Jaipur Literature Festival
Awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award by the India’s National Academy of Letters in 2021 for her novel Things to Leave Behind. Co-founder and co-director of Jaipur Literature Festival with William Dalrymple.
Poet & Literary Arts Advocate
Authored several chapbooks viz. Emissions, Footnote , Almost Famous. Encourages growth of small presses and literary journals that offer a free platform for upcoming poets and writers.
Writer, Lyricist and Librettist
She was ranked as one of The Observer‘s top 10 debut novelists of 2021. Her debut novel, Learwife, was a 2021 Waterstones Book of the Year & was longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize.
His debut novel, The Sound of Water, was longlisted for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize 2007. His third novel Bite of the Black Dogs, has been optioned for a feature film
Currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of History at City College, Kolkata. Authored 8 poetry collections viz. With Salt And Brine and Scrawls and Scribbles, among others.
Writer, Translator & journalist
Her translated works, Written in Tears won the Best Translation Prize in English from Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, in 2017.
Poet of Japanese Genres & Editor
Multi-award-winning poet of haiku and related genres and the editor-in-chief of The Haiku Reader. Founding editor of Blo͞o Outlier Journal.
Poet & Writer
Award-winning poet and writer from Yorkshire. Author novellas Crossing the Lines and All Our Squandered Beauty, which won the Saboteur Award.
British contemporary Artists
Received many awards including an MBE for ‘Services to the Indian miniature tradition of painting within Contemporary Art. & UK Asian Achievers Award
Artists, Sculptor & Photographer
Her artworks, ‘Pooja Times’ and ‘Shelters,’ were exhibited at the Louvre, Paris in 2012, 2013 and 2017. Also honoured with ‘Indian Iconic Women’s Award.
Writer, Translator & Artist
A writer and translator of Hindi and Urdu literature, she was awarded the International Booker Prize 2022 for her translation of Shree's Tomb of Sand.
A writer whose book ‘The Colony’ has been longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022 and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022.
Burnet's novel Case Study was longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022. It was also been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly International Crime Prize.
Rehling resides in Presque Isle, Michigan. He is the founder and editor of Failed haiku. HaikuHut’s Short Stuff, Tanka Society’s Kernels and Cattails, and Under the Bashō
A travel writer & Novelist
She has authored 16 novels across different genres. She is the first Indian novelist to pen a Cli Fi thriller, Decoding the Feronia Files. Her books in the Military genre are being adapted for a web series.
A Canadian Artist
An artist best known for his realistic and beautiful depictions of Native Americans in traditional dress. Authored Confessions of a Starving Artist’, & ‘Harley Brown’s Eternal Truth for Every Artist’
A self-taught 17-year-old freelance artist from South Sudan, who excels in realistic portraits. He describes his work as ‘Hyper realistic pencil drawings.
A fine Art wildlife & Pop Artist
A fine art wildlife artist and pop artist based in Oxfordshire, New England. Kerry has brought to life celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor etc.
Poet, Editor, publisher & filmmaker
An American haiku poet, editor, translator, publisher, organizer, filmmaker, public speaker, theorist and archivist.
A renowned haiku poet
He is a cofounder of Haiku North America and the American Haiku Archives, and founder of the Tanka Society of America.
The author of The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math, as well as three internationally acclaimed novels,
a renowned Novelist
An author and a passionate environmentalist who has written more than a dozen novels and story collections. She has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
A writer & Musician
A writer and a musician who has authored several books including the hybrid poetry and essay collection The Monster I am Today: Leontyne Price and a Life in Verse (2021).
A poet, an advocate of art and literature
Alice has authored several poetry collections including String Theory which won the Georgia Poetry Society’s 2008 Charles B. Dickson Chapbook Contest.
Award winning Irish Author
Irish author specializing in haibun, haiku, and zuihitsu. He is founder and editor of The Haibun Journal, a twice-yearly print publication dedicated to the haibun form.
An American Poet & artist
An expert in the Japanese genres of poetry and founder & editor of drifting-sands-haibun.org. Richard is also a fabulous artist, sculptor and photographer.
A poet & artist
A California-based poet, teacher, and artist. She was nominated for a Best Short Fictions award, Best of the Net, & a Pushcart Prize, as well as for 2023 George Garrett Award
Award-winning poet & writer
Sudeep Sen, a prolific, award-winning poet, translator, and editor. Sen is the editorial director of AARK ARTS and editor of Atlas
Award-winning poet, editor & essayist
Susan Rich, an award-winning poet, editor and essayist. She is co-founder & co-director of Poets On the Coast.
An artist from Colorado
Matt Atkinson, a Colorado-based artist whose work is found in collections all over North America and Europe.
Award-winning American Poet & writer
Kelli Russell Agodon, an award-winning American poet & writer who has authored 6 books- Fire on her Tongue Anthology (2012), among others,
Poet, writer & Critic
Kanwar Dinesh Singh, a well-known poet, storyteller, translator, critic and a prominent voice in the field of contemporary Indian writing in English.
An acclaimed Artist, bi-lingual poet & filmmaker
Sangeeta Gupta, an acclaimed artist, bilingual poet and documentary film-maker. She has to her credit 36 solo & 200 group exhibitions
Traditional Mural artist from India
Babeesh Aneela, a traditional mural artist from Kerela (India) has work exhibited in prestigious galleries & venues in India & abroad.
An American Poet writer & Performer
Cecilia Woloch, a U.S.-born poet, writer, teacher, and performer based in Los Angeles has won many honors including Fulbright fellowship.