Poet, Ashwini N. Dodani
Through the Eyes of a Poet series by Christina M. Ward
Featured Poet: Ashwini N. Dodani
Objective: To encourage people to broaden their reading interests through poetry, support the poetry community, and introduce you to poets and their personal stories.
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Thank you all for being here and for following along with this unique series featuring poets, their lives, and how they view the world. It truly is a miraculous thing to see the world through a poet’s eyes (and heart)! Today I bring to you an interview with my friend and co-admin for the Poets on Medium Facebook group, Ashwini N. Dodani.
Here is an excerpt from the blog post on Fiddleheads & Floss blog featuring this amazing poet.
About a year ago I began sharing my work on a platform called Medium.com. It didn’t take me long to start meeting other poets and building a beautiful community of poets and writers. I began a group on Facebook to support these poets from the Medium platform and it gained quickly in popularity.
It wasn’t long after I began running the group that I was approached via message from some guy named Ashwini, who was very excited about the group and wanted to be an admin so that he could help run the group.
I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical. I didn’t really know this guy and I also didn’t really know what I was doing running a Facebook group for the first time. I took a chance and said yes.
I have to say, it has been a huge blessing in my life to work with this fine young man. I am so grateful for his sweet spirit! And today, I am going to share with you a little bit about my friend Ashwini and his poetic works.
In the name of art or otherwise,
the need to understand emergency
of survival, existence and empathy,
we must unite, we must unite
from For Peace by Ashwini N. Dodani
Aside from his published poetry collection and his work on Medium (for the past 5 years), Ashwini has been interviewed on various websites like Writer’s Melon, Vowelor, and Lettrs. On Medium he is a writer for 40+ publications with some big names like The Start Up, The Writing Co-operative, P.S I Love You, Be Yourself, Invisible Illness, and Lit Up to name a few. Ashwini also runs his own publication titled From The Poet’s Heart (a home to 120+ writers and 800+ followers). He’s also written for Huffington Post India. (You can find his follow links at the bottom of this newsletter.)
Ashwini’s personal blog was named in the Top 10 Indian Poetry Blogs – 2018 (Bonus App) and Top 16 Poetry Blogs in India – 2015 (Baggout). He has also been named in the Top 100 Digital Marketing Influencers – 2019 (Browser Media using Buzz Sumo). He also maintains a big influence on his TikTok profile where one of his videos recently reached viral viewership with 22K likes! TikTok video on Palindrome.
Thank you again for being here (dear newsletter followers—you are AWESOME!) and if you have poetry friends, will you send them the info for this newsletter? They may appreciate hearing about poets and their writing processes. While you’re over at Fiddleheads & Floss blog, be sure to also check out the other poets in this series via the Through the Eyes of a Poet tab at the top of the blog.
If you (dear reader) would like to follow Ashwini’s work, or just reach out to him in support, here are the links for his work and social media:
Ashwini’s personal website
Follow Ashwini on Medium
Ashwini’s Medium Publication: From the Poet’s Heart
Ashwini’s author page on Amazon
Ashwini’s author page on Goodreads
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Thank you for reading about this featured poet. I invite you to include poetry in your reading and give this genre a chance to enrich your life. I will be featuring poets on my blog (Author Website), in my newsletter (Author Newsletter), and on my Medium platform (Fiddleheads & Floss Poetry). I welcome you to read about these poets, support them, and perhaps find a poet that brings something very meaningful to your life.
Have a wonderful, poetic weekend!