Advaitam Speaks Literary is an international Journal of Poetics and Visual Arts.We are constantly looking for unique and experimental poetry and works of visual art from different corners of the world.We will publish our issues twice a year in July/August and November/December. Stay tuned !
Debasish Parashar : Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief , ASL journal
Debasish Parashar is a Multilingual Poet, Creative Entrepreneur, Singer/Musician, Lyricist based in New Delhi, India. He is an Assistant Professor of English literature at the University of Delhi. Parashar is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Advaitam Speaks Literary journal and is associated with the World Poetry Movement. With his debut song ‘Pamaru Mana’ (2018), Debasish became one of the first Indian singer/composers who dared to experiment with the idea of fusing 500-years-old Borgeets of Assam with Western Orchestral music (with layered violins, pianos, snares & vocals), challenging the religious and ritualistic conventions of the Satras. His debut Music Video ‘Shillong’ from his debut EP ‘Project Advaitam’ released in the month of September 2018. He has sung for Raag, In Search of God, MUSOC XXV and elsewhere.
His literary works have appeared in Kweli (New York), Sentinel Literary Quarterly (London), Atelier (Italy), Vallejo & Co., Revista Innombrable, La Raiz Invertida, Voices de la Luna (USA), Ginyu, Red Door, Contemporary Literary Review India, Enclave/Entropy (USA), La Experiencia De La Libertad (Mexico/Spanish), Expound (Africa), Asian Signature, Kitob Dunyosi (Uzbek), SETU, Five2One (USA), Moonchild (USA) and elsewhere. Debasish’s works are featured in international anthologies such as World Poetry Almanac 2017-18, Epiphanies and Late Realizations of Love (USA), ‘Where Are You From?’ (New York), ‘Apple Fruits of An Old Oak’ (U.S.A),‘22 Wagons’ (Serbian) and multiple anthologies from Demer Press(the Netherlands) among others.
Debasish has read or received invitations to read in various national and international literary events/festivals including the 30th Medellin International Poetry Festival, 4th Indija Pro Poet 2020 (Serbia), Dylan Day Project 2020 by London Welsh Centre, WPD-2020 Reading of Festival Internazionale di Poesia Civile e Contemporanea del Mediterraneo (Italy), 9th World haiku Seminar by World Haiku Association (Japan), Project ‘Building Smiles’ by Fisdace Foundation & CACB (Equador), 12 th International Writers Meeting organized by UNESCO affiliated Writers and Artists Union of Tarija (Bolivia), 12 International Writers’ Festival-India by India Inter-Continental Cultural Association (India) and The 3 rd Edition of Festival Itinerante in Colombia among others.
His write-up on Majuli has been listed amongst top 100 online #worldheritagesites stories globally in May 2016 by Agilience Authority Index.
Debasish Parashar was honored with the ‘Festival Charter for Interpretation’ award at the Indija Pro Poet-2020 International Literary Festival. He has received an Honourary Diploma (Diploma de Honor) signed by the Consul of Isla Negra, Chile by Movimiento Poetas Del Mundo (Movement of Poets of the World). The World Institute for Peace, Africa, offered him to receive the honour of A World Icon of Peace in 2019. He could not receive the honour due to personal differences. Red Door Café and Art Gallery, Denmark, has permanently curated his poem ‘Fundamental Right to Dream’ in his own voice as part of ‘Poetic Phonotheque’, a classic collection of contemporary world poetry.
The Indonesian translations of some of his poems were included in the English Poetry Appreciation syllabus of Makassar Islamic University, Indonesia for the year 2017-18. Parashar has been/is getting translated into more than 30 world languages including Russian, Dutch, Spanish, Czech, French, Romanian, Serbian, Albanian, Persian, Afrikaans, Indonesian and Arabic. His poetry has been featured in more than 12 different books/anthologies from renowned publishing houses in the USA, Russia, the Netherlands, Serbia and Mongolia. Overall, his poetry has appeared in more than 30 countries of the world.
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Antaripa Dev Parashar : Managing Editor, ASL Journal
Mauricio Arcila Arango : Honorary Editorial Board Member,Spanish section, Colombia ~
Mauricio Arcila Arango was born in Medellín in 1985. He has been the Director and founding member of the Innombrable Magazine since 2009. His publications include: Las Flores del Caos, (H) onda Nómada Ediciones, Pase de Abordar Collection, México D.F, 2013; Anthology of Poetry “II International Nadaísta”, Transdisciplinary Center Poetry and Journey A.C, México D.F, 2015; and “Shipwreck of the Necromancer”, Aquelarre Editoras, México D.F, 2015. Mauricio is a Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the Libero-American University of Mexico City. He is also a Doctoral scholar, a Master of Knowledge on Subjectivity and Violence, and Historian associated with the National University of Colombia. He has been invited to participate in different festivals and poetry events, among which the 29th International Poetry Festival of Medellín (Colombia), 1st International Festival Digital Magazine La Ventana (Peru), and Trueque Poético (Bolivia) stand out. He has participated as a speaker and director of different congresses, colloquia and events of arts and humanities.
Ruhsan Iskifoğlu : Honorary Editorial Board Member, Turkish section, Cyprus ~
Ruhsan Iskifoğlu was born in Hatay in 1984. She completed her middle and high school education at Eastern Mediterranean College in 2001. In 2005, she graduated from the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at the Eastern Mediterranean University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In 2007, She completed her master’s degree at Eastern Mediterranean University Faculty of Education. She gave Ottoman Turkish lessons between the years 2013-2015. In the spring of 2016, she worked as a part-time instructor at the Eastern Mediterranean University.
Between 2013 and 2016 She did poetry and panel translations for International Cyprus İskele festival.In 2018, she participated in Eskişehir Poetry Festival. Her poems have been published in magazines such as Varlık, Sincan İstasyonu, Şiiri Özlüyorum, Yasakmeyve, Turnalar, Şiirden, Arka Bahçe, Kurşun Kalem, İnsan Zaman Mekan , Caz Kedisi, and Advaitam Speaks Literary. Her translations have appeared in magazines such as , Şiiri Özlüyorum, Sincan İstasyonu , Şiirden, Kurşun Kalem ,Turnalar . She is responsible for translation and foreign relations of the Literary Magazine Uçsuz. She continues to pursue her academic studies and offers modern literature courses. She is the author of Gözlemci Konuk Yazılı Kağıt Yayınları (2013), Şeffaf Söküm Yasakmeyve Yayınları (2016) and poetica şiiri özlüyorum kitaplığı (2020).