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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 journali…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.

Other times, I'll watch a good movie, make or eat a good meal, or go for a walk to clear my mind and get my blood moving. (less)
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I have no companion but Love, no beginning, no end, no dawn.

Rumi




To be alone is to be a companion to oneself.





Here we are, collectively alone with the world, forced to honour the micro moments of life– to attend to the present. As always. To sink into the reality that nothing more i

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

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

“What melody will our rivers remember if songbirds forget how to sing?”
Sheniz Janmohamed, Firesmoke

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

“Petals don't ask
Where to land

They just fall
With grace.”
Sheniz Janmohamed, Firesmoke

“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.”
Borges, Jorge Luis

“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.”
Jorge Luis Borges, Twenty-Four Conversations with Borges: Interviews by Roberto Alifano 1981-1983

“How can we manage to illuminate the pathos of our lives?”
Jorge Luis Borges, Borges on Writing

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