Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 01/06/23

Affection for You

It was gleaming
with the gaze

Affection is dumb
Affection is deaf

Like a speaker it did not speak about
the matter
like a listener it did not listen to

Till the moment of parting
it kept waiting in the eyes

In the thick green
of the desolate woods
A tune is ringing faintly

Gazing at the eyes
I want to see

Is it still alive

Oh dear
No way, no way

Cleaving the heart
comes out
a curious sigh

In the teary gaze
is it still alive

©2023 Guna Moran All rights reserved.

Guna Moran

Guna Moran is an internationally acclaimed poet and book reviewer. He has five published poetry books to his credit. His poems have been translated into 30 languages and featured in more than 200 hundred international magazines, journals, webzines, blogs, anthologies, and newspapers around the world. He lives in Assam, India.

Cajun Mutt Press Reviews: Hesitancies by Sanjeev Sethi

Intelligent Water


Sanjeev Sethi’s poetry has the ebb and flow of intelligent water. ‘Hesitancies’ is a river of words that will take you on a journey to the far corners of the poet’s mind. Sanjeev packs enormous emotion into small spaces within this collection, some poems being only 5 lines long, and he is a true wordsmith. This book is a beautiful representation of the craft. Seamlessly shifting between the subjects of childhood, family, life experiences, and simple observations written from a philosophical point of view. This is an incredible collection of poetry, highly recommended.

Hesitancies by Sanjeev Sethi

Hesitancies on the desk at C.M.P. Headquarters
Sanjeev Sethi

Sanjeev Sethi has authored five books of poetry. Hesitancies by CLASSIX, an imprint of Hawakal, in July 2021 is his latest. A month before it, he released Bleb from Hybriddreich in Scotland.  He is published in over thirty countries. He is the joint-winner of Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux, organized by The Hedgehog Poetry Press UK. He is in the top ten of the erbacce prize 2021 UK. He lives in Mumbai, India.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 05/14/21


When I hear my cutis snivel
I know it’s hankering.
In your sufficiency is solace.
Emotions legitimize appetence.
Words fink on feelings.
How do I hush up this
Ephemeris chalks another chart:
this coziness isn’t for me.
When I grok I can make yours truly cry,
I score I must be close to myself.
In spite of shortcomings,
how does one string it?
In this lies the fiber to fulfillment.

©2021 Sanjeev Sethi All rights reserved.

Sanjeev Sethi

Sanjeev Sethi is published in over thirty countries. His poems have found a home in more than 350 journals, anthologies, or online literary venues. Bleb a Wee Book from Dreich in Scotland is slated for June 2021 release. Wrappings in Bespoke is joint-winner of Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux organized by The Hedgehog Poetry Press UK. It is his fifth collection. It will be launched in late 2021. He lives in Mumbai, India.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 04/05/21

Time and Life to Death

Filth, they call it ubiquitous; obnoxious, on the streets, in heaps, in lanes, scattered. Life goes daily, usually on, oblivious of filth, or death, goes on with ease. Unfettered feet, undaunted – of pilgrims, of people, with purpose, or strollers, the timeless lanes, narrow, space ample for all who come, who live and die there. Disgusting, the filth, reflected sometimes, on faces. Cow dung, house waste, refuse and grime, scattered, removed, then scattered again, repeat performance, seen and felt on skin, in nose, on feet through eyes. Yet feet go on, undaunted, eternally, as time and life run to death, from flesh to fire to ashes.

©2021 Rajnish Mishra All rights reserved.

Rajnish Mishra is a poet, writer, translator and blogger born and brought up in Varanasi, India and now in exile from his city. His work originates at the point of intersection between his psyche and his city. He edits PPP Ezine and writes at

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 06/05/20


Post-booze: I would guddle you.
When sequences fly across
windscreen of wretchedness
I feel contrite and curse:
hormones driving the demeanor.

Geographical distances hasten the gaps.
To seasons —
soiled or steady
inclement intrusions
add their indentations.

The persona is spiky and scared:
unknown outweighs the known.
Repetitiousness in questioning
snatches the softness,
the pugilist’s stable develops.

©2020 Sanjeev Sethi All rights reserved.


Sanjeev Sethi is published in over 25 countries. He has more than 1200 poems printed or posted in venues around the world. Wrappings in Bespoke is Winner of Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux organized by The Hedgehog Poetry Press UK. It’s his fourth book. It will be issued in 2020. He lives in Mumbai, India.