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Sheniz Janmohamed

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Sheniz Janmohamed is an author, artist educator and spoken word artist. A graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph, Sheniz has been mentored by authors Dionne Brand, Kuldip Gill and Janice Kulyk Keefer.

Her first book, Bleeding Light (Mawenzi House, 2010), is a collection of English ghazals that explores a woman’s journey through night. Throughout her journey, she is caught between West and East, religion and heresy, love and anti-love, darkness and the knowledge of light. Sheniz’s second collection of poetry, Firesmoke (Mawenzi House,2014) traces the inception and annihilation of sacred fire and explores the meaning of truth and the self, finding them both in form and emptiness.

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Sheniz Janmohamed Sometimes the best cure for writer's block is indulging in other forms of art. When I hit a writing roadblock, I try my hand at painting, art…moreSometimes the best cure for writer's block is indulging in other forms of art. When I hit a writing roadblock, I try my hand at painting, art journaling, collaging, and land art. The creative mind is engaged in a different way, and that can inspire writing with more clarity and creativity.

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Here’s a magical look at my mandala-making process, and some of the locales and landscapes that have inspired my work thus far.


The original track, “Forest Dreams” was produced by me (Sheniz Janmohamed) as well.


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“The child I was
is just one breath away from me.”
Sheniz Janmohamed, Firesmoke

“When the last leaf falls,
what will die within us?”
Sheniz Janmohamed, Firesmoke

“What melody will our rivers remember if songbirds forget how to sing?”
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is just one breath away from me.”
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“Petals don't ask
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They just fall
With grace.”
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“There is nothing in the world that is not mysterious, but the mystery is more evident in certain things than in others: in the sea, in the eyes of the elders, in the color yellow, and in music.”
Jorge Luis Borges

“A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”
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