The Enchanting Verses Literary Review Magazine
“Poetry is a spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling,
where emotions recollect in tranquillity.”
It was said by Wordsworth; the famous nature poet who belonged to an age when it was a golden period of poetry. As now with the growth of novel as the most powerful and popular genre; we see that it slowly and slowly perishing. Although there are poetry lovers around the world and many such activities being carried out but it is not as much as required.
But with the growth of electronic media, now we see many new ventures being carried out for the revival of poetry. There are many people who are undertaking this opportunity and Sonnet Mondal is one such name. He is not only a famous international poet but also Editor in Chief of the magazine; The Enchanting Verses Literary Review. The magazine, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review which was started in 2007 by Sonnet Mondal has made its place amidst the best Indian poetry journals like, ‘Muse India, ‘Indian Ruminations’ and ‘The Journals of Poetry Society of India.’
Sonnet Mondal has acquired international recognition as a poet and to him goes the credit of associating many international poets and authors with the magazine like Jovica Tasevski Eternijan & Mateya Matevski of Macedonia, Bulgarian poet; Peycho Kanev, best selling US author Prof Melissa Studdard & another American poet; Helena Cardona. Some other distinguished poets and contributors which are associated with the magazine are: Martha Collins, Nathalie Handal, Donald Ravell, Sidney Wade, Miguel Barnet, Jayanta Mahapatra, Kishwar Naheed, Bertha Rogers, Charles Harper Webb, Diana Blakely, Perie Longo, Sayed Gouda, Sllave Gjorgjo Dimoski, K. Satchidanandan, Malay Roychowdhury, Rita Dahl, Risto Vasilevski, B. R. Dionysius, Vladimir Martinovski, Amy King, Todor Chalovski, Doug Anderson and many others.
The magazine became very famous in 2010 from its 10th names in English poetry. In the same year, it honoured International Macedonian Poet, Jovica Tasevski Eternijan as The Enchanting Poet. He also joined the The Enchanting Verses Literary Review editorial staff when the magazine collaborated with the oldest surviving print magazine of Macedonia- Stremez Literary Magazine which is one of the oldest surviving magazines in the Republic of Macedonia (first issue was published in 1954).
From then onward, Jovica is associated with the magazine and contributing regularly with his creative writing and other literary ventures. Not only Jovica but magazines has honoured many other international poets also as in its 13th issue published in June 2011, The Enchanting Verses presented the Enchanting poet honour to Mateja Matevski who went to win the famous Golden Wreath award from the Struga Poetry Evenings later that year.
The magazine has started the policy of blind editing by including many guest editors for each issue since November 2011. First guest editor was Prof Sukrita Paul Kumar and there are several other eminent poets and scholar in its editorial board like Bulgarian poet Peycho Kanev and U. S. Author Prof Melissa Studdard.
The magazine has done phenomenal work by translating foreign poetry of renowned poets into English with special emphasis on Macedonian, French and Italian. The translations issues are being edited by eminent writers like Dr Ute Margaret Saine who is also one of the editors of the renowned journal, California Poetry Quarterly.
From the year 2012, magazine has successfully started its print version which is very well appreciated. And since then it has been consistent in publishing online as well as print issue. Helena Cardona, an American poet and actress is the editor of the current issue of the magazine. She has taken enough pain in the selection of quality work; which includes poetry, essays and book reviews.
The Enchanting Verses Literary Review has highly contributed in encouraging many new poets and highlighting article relating the enrichment of poetry as genre. We hope that in future it will be much more successful and will be ranked among the best magazines of the world.