Poem by Chumki Sharma


The Myth That Is I

The biggest myth I have heard
Is the one of my own ego
The story I have told myself
For years
About who am I
Changing it at will
Expanding it
Sometimes crushing it
There will come a time
When the vagrant gust of wind
Will scatter the ashes of the myth
In the cosmos
A fitting finale
To the fictional me.


Photography © Ira Joel Haber
Photography © Ira Joel Haber


Chumki Sharma is widely published and featured in various radio programs and visual media and is also a renowned spoken word performer poet.
She presently lives in Kolkata and writes poetry when not engaged in her day job as a Banker.

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum and The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Since 2007 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 160 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.


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