shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Sneha Subramanian Kanta is a postgraduate student of literature and culture at the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom and has been awarded the prestigious GREAT scholarship. To her – poetry is a form of dissent. Postcolonial literature and literary theory and criticism are her areas of research interest. Her work has appeared or is to appear in Front Porch Review (IL, USA), Ann Arbor Review (MI, USA), Sahitya Akademi (India), moongarlic (Stoke-Upon-Trent, UK), Shot Glass Journal (Muse Pie Press), Anti-Heroin Chic (NY, USA), Spillwords (Poland), Epigraph Magazine (Georgia, USA), NEW QUEST journal (India), Kitaab (Singapore), Chitralipi journal (India), anak sastra and in poetry anthologies such as Dance of the Peacock (Hidden Brook Press, Canada), Suvarnarekha (The Poetry Society of India, India) and elsewhere.

Sneha Subramanian Kanta


A wet evening in July

Room there was,
enough of it
for thoughts of

brazen tinctures.
The sunset mixed
with rain and all

things had a sleet
of smudged amber,
eagles circled over

a vast rim of gray
and fogged blue.
The looking glass

of my eyes held
his vision near, in
caresses of the sun.