March 22, 2018

"When Season's Collide" Abstract 8 x 10 Acrylic Painting/J.Pickett

Welcome to our 38th beautiful, spur-of-the-moment issue of Indiana Voice Journal! Huge thanks to all the authors appearing here. We are currently accepting poetry, fiction, and essay submissions for our May/June #39 Issue. Please see our guidelines page. Submit your best! We look forward to reading your work! In this issue...


Three Poems by Joyce Zephyrin: "Crocus and Daffodil," "A Little Dust," and "Pearl Gray Dawn"
Three Poems by Debasish Parashar: "Roots Are Sticky", "A Bunch of Chaos", "Love in Less"
Two Poems by Angel Edwards: "Bereavement" and "Bird Watching"
A Poem by Glenda Higgins: "Falling Into Silence"
Five Poems by Maik Strosahl: "Stengel," "One Voice from a Mass Grave," "Seventh Avenue Jesus," "The Immortals," and "Counting the Scars"
Three Poems by Heath Brougher: "The Word Weaver," "Fuel," and "November Bough"
Three Poems by Debarshi Mitra: "Dawn," "Conquest," and "Ash"
Three Poems by Charles Frempong-Longdon Jr.: "The Devil is Marmalade," "Lucien," and "Blue January"
Two Poems by Anwer Ghani: "A Goose" and "Butterfly"
Three Poems by Edilson Afonso Ferreira: "Fears and Feelings," "Forever Human Generations," and "Earthly Love"
Five Poems by Joan Payne Kincaid: "The Goose is Getting Fat," "Poem About Things," "Holiday Activities II," "A Photograph," and "Pub-crawl II"
Four Poems by Ngozi Olivia Osuoha: "Herdmenization," "Religious Beasts," "Political Monsters," and "Campaign Promises, a Bunch of Balderdash"


Fiction by Ana Vidosavljevic: "Confined Spaces and Shadows"
Fiction by Cecilia Soprano: "Two Takes on the Same View"


Literary Places-Highlight: Advaitam Speaks Literary Journal

Joyce Zephyrin is a member of The Last Stanza Poetry Association, the Poetry Society of Indiana, and AFSPS. She is a Hoosier poet, published in Hanover College’s "Hill Thoughts" and the Indiana Voice Journal. Her book of poems, "Shadows on the Land," is available on Amazon. Joyce has worked for many years in libraries, has been a newspaper correspondent, and has also written magazine articles on life in Indiana.

Debasish Parashar is a Creative Entrepreneur, Singer/Musician, Lyricist and Multilingual Poet 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. His debut song ‘Pamaru Mana’ from his debut EP ‘Project Advaitam’ under his Band name DEV.advaitam has hit the internet in January, 2018. His write-up on Majuli has been listed amongst top 100 online #worldheritagesites stories globally in May 2016 by Agilience Authority Index. His literary works have appeared in Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Enclave/Entropy, Praxis magazine, Expound, Indiana Voice Journal, Asian Signature, Five2One, Mused, Gazeta National (Albanian translations), Muse India, The Australia Times and elsewhere. Parashar has been (or will be) translated into Russian, Albanian, Persian, Assamese, Serbian, Afrikaans, Indonesian and many other languages. Debasish's works are featured in international anthologies such as 'Where Are You From ?' (English/Persian) (New York), 'Apple Fruits of An Old Oak' (U.S.A), ‘22 Wagons’ (Serbian) and 'Dandelion in a Vase of Roses' (U.S.A).

Angel Edwards, a member of SOCAN, BMI and VMA owns a small music publishing company. A dozen of her songs are published by Saddlestone Publishing. She currently performs as a solo acoustic electric singer songwriter guitarist. Her poems have been published in numerous magazines and journals. Angel is preparing her first book of poetry and short stories and has one completed fantasy novella. She is seeking a publisher for her works.

Glenda Higgins' writing journey started with children's stories and progressed to short stories and poetry. She has a volume of poetry published about her years in Vancouver, B.C., where she read in different venues such as La Quena on Commercial Drive. Visit her webpage at:

Michael E. Strosahl was born and raised near the Mississippi in Moline, Illinois. He has written poetry since his youth, but became very active when he joined the Indiana poetry community. He has participated in poetry groups and projects around the state and at one time served as president of the Poetry Society of Indiana. Maik’s work has appeared on buses, in a museum and in several publications such as The Tipton Poetry Journal, Flying Island and the 5th Anniversary Collection from Bards Against Hunger. He currently resides in Anderson, Indiana.

Heath Brougher is a poetry editor of Into the Void Magazine. He is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee and judged "Into the Void’s" 2016 Poetry Competition and edited the anthology "Luminous Echoes," the proceeds of which will be donated to an organization which helps prevent suicide and self-harm. He has published four chapbooks and has three more forthcoming in 2018. His work has appeared in the Taj Mahal Review, Chiron Review, MiPOesias, Degenerate Literature, Main Street Rag, Blue Fifth Review, BlazeVOX, and elsewhere. His Facebook page is at:

Debarshi Mitra is a 22-year-old poet from New Delhi, India. His debut book of poems, "Eternal Migrant," was published in May 2016 by Writers Workshop. His works have previously appeared in the anthology "Kaafiyana," and in literary magazines, "The Scarlet Leaf Review," "Thumbprint,""The Punch Magazine" and "Leaves of Ink," among others. He was also runner-up in The Wingword Poetry Contest and recipient of the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize in 2017.

Charles Frempong-Longdon Jr. a recording artist and spoken word poet based in the Twin Cities. He
is a member of the Bosso Poetry Faction of Minneapolis, Minn. he was named by NOTA Magazine,
the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's award-winning, art, literature, and music publication, as a 2018 "artist to watch." 

Anwer Ghani is an Iraqi poet and writer. He was born in 1973 in Hilla. His poems have appeared in Otoliths, Adelaide, November Bees, Zarf, Peacock, Eunioa, Rabbit and others. He is the author of "Narratopoet"; (Inventives Cloud 2017), "Antipoetic Poems"; (Creat Space 2017), "TRUMP; a poetry collection," (Inner Child Press 2017) and "The Narratolyric Writing"; essays (Smashwords 2017). He has 40 books on literature and religious sciences in Arabic. Visit his websites at: and

Edilson Afonso Ferreira is a Brazilian poet who writes in English rather than Portuguese. Recent works have appeared in Red Wolf Journal, Right Hand Pointing, Creative Talents Unleashed (Featured Poet), Indiana Voice Journal, The Lake, Young Ravens, Synesthesia, Every Day Poems, and Dead Snakes. His works can be seen at

Joan Payne Kincaid is a poet from Sea Cliff, Long Island, N.Y.  Her work has been published in The Wallace Stevens Journal, Clackamas, Comstock Review, Gargoyle, Hawaii Review, Paris Atlantic, Limestone Poetry Review, Licking River Review, Iodine, Hampden.Sydney Poetry Review, and other journals. Once upon a time, she was an Opera and Concert Performer. Her latest book, "Starting Now: New and Selected Poems: 1985-2017," is now available on Amazon.

Ngozi Olivia Osuoha is a Nigerian poet/writer. She has been published in journals in the UK, US, Ghana, Liberia, India, Zimbabwe, Canada, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago and Germany among others. Her poetry collections, "The Transformation Train" and "Letter to my Unborn," were published in Kenya and Canada are available on Amazon.

Ana Vidosavljevic from Serbia currently living in Indonesia. She has her work published or forthcoming in Down in the Dirt (Scar Publications), Literary Yard, RYL (Refresh Your Life), The Caterpillar, The Curlew, Eskimo Pie, Coldnoon, Perspectives. She worked on a GIEE 2011 project: Gender and Interdisciplinary Education for Engineers 2011 as a member of the Institute Mihailo Pupin team. She also attended the International Conference “Bullying and Abuse of Power” in November, 2010, in Prague, Czech Republic, where she presented her paper: “Cultural intolerance”.

Cecilia is a published poet from Kanonah, N.Y. She writes stories; and has also published 3 small books. The science and observation of the wild, and natural environment are her subjects and inspiration. She also has endless fascination with the human psyche in all its complexities of expression.

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.

Advaitam Speaks Literary Journal publishes four issues in a year, in the months of January, April, July, and October, showcasing the best poetry and visual arts submissions received by us. We are open to submissions year-round.

We welcome submissions by poets/authors/visual artists from diverse backgrounds and literary as well as aesthetic preferences. We admire all forms of unique hybrid and experimental poetry, collaborative writings, visual and graphic outpourings – anything that aesthetics can be capable of.

Rather than passive sentimentalism, we are more interested in artistic creations which actively respond to the dynamic world around us through imaginative brilliance, symbolism, strong imagery and metaphors guiding readers to experience reality from a new perspective.

We accept both simultaneous and multiple submissions. We may consider previously published works too. Hence, we request you to inform us promptly in case your submitted work finds acceptance elsewhere or your work is previously published somewhere else. We love people who are honest and we always give them a second thought. If you wish to withdraw a part of your submission, please mail us in advance.

POETRY : You may submit up to 3 poems at a time (max. 40 lines for each poem) .

ARTWORK : You may submit up to 5 pieces of any form of visual art at a time.

We try our best to respond to the submissions at the earliest.

If your work is accepted for publication, we will ask for non-exclusive publication rights. We would also request you to grant us permission to permanently archive your work online as well as rights for publication in our anthologies in the future. All the other rights will revert to you post publication.  If your work is reprinted elsewhere in future, we request you to acknowledge its first publication here.

We read submissions throughout the year. Works submitted after the deadline given for submission to a particular issue automatically roll over for consideration for the next issue.

Please send your Poetry Submissions in a Single Word File along with a Short Bio (150 words max) & a High Resolution Profile Photograph to :-

Please send your Visual Arts Submissions as email attachments along with a Short Bio (150 words max.) & a High Resolution Profile Photograph to

We are eagerly waiting for your work !

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