Waseem Malla

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waseem-malla1-924x1024Waseem A Malla is a poet from Srinagar (Kashmir) , northern part of India. He has made attempts with different genres of poetry in English, Urdu and Kashmiri. His poetry is generally romantic in nature, though superficially, but within a deeper perspective, his poems depict a thrust on mystical elements, with a representation of Asian philosophy. His poetry has been deeply influenced by the contemporary Urdu poetry and this thing can be well established by reading most of his poems. His writings are mostly influenced by Agha Shahid Ali, Ahmad Faraaz, Parveen Shakir and Mewlana Jalal-ud-Din Rumi. At present, he is working as the Managing Editor of a quarterly eMagazine ‘Fragrance’ (efragrance.weebly.com) . His poems have been published in a no. of anthologies, of which ‘Fiesta of Love’, ‘Moods & Moments’, The Art Of Being Human vol.6 and ‘Aatish’ (coming soon) require a special mention. One of his poems is part of a novel ‘Intelligence Code’ Part 1.