Ramola D

Ramola D is the author of Invisible Season (WWPH, 1998), which co-won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry award in 1998, and Temporary Lives, awarded the 2008 AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and finalist in the 2010 Library of Virginia Fiction awards. A Discovery/The Nation finalist and five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she is the recipient of a 2005 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry. Her fiction, poetry, essays, and writer-interviews have appeared in various journals and anthologies including previously in Blackbird, Prairie Schooner, Agni, Northwest Review, Green Mountains Review, Writer’s Chronicle, Indiana Review, recently in Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine (OR Books, 2015), All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), and also in Best American Poetry 1994, Full Moon on K Street: Poems by Washington, DC Poets (Plan B Press, 2009), and Best American Fantasy 2007. Her fiction was shortlisted in Best American Stories 2007, and included in Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington DC Women Writers (Paycock Press, 2006). She holds an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University and a BS in Physics and an MBA from the University of Madras. She has most recently taught creative writing at The George Washington University and The Writer’s Center, Bethesda. She lives currently in the Boston area where she edits the online literary review Delphi Quarterly, runs the citizen-journalism site The Everyday Concerned Citizen while also building the new Human Rights documentation site, Covert Assaults Satyagraha, and teaches children's art and creative writing workshops at her home studio, The Wishing Well.
Ramola D has written 15 posts for Delphi Quarterly

Silence and Echoes, Music and Singing

2016, Year of the Fire Monkey, Year of Change, and also the Year of Transparency (we hope) is here with secrets on all sides unraveling. Vaxxed, the film by Del Bigtree and Robert de Niro, despite censorship from medical censors, kept from being shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, is set to open at Angelika … Continue reading

Traversing Spaces of Motherhood, Loss: Transfigurings in Form and Language

Late fall in the Northeast, and the last remnants of color linger on oaks and maples, birch trees toss gold leaves into wind. Meanwhile the world lists around us. Chaos that seems larger than anything we can imagine explodes around us: Paris, Syria, the Ukraine, Europe, ISIS. A climate summit with darker agendas of one-world … Continue reading

Conjuring Lost Voices and Found Families, Writing With Soul

Across the world, this has been a tumultuous summer already: Jade Helm, Fast Track on the TPP, Greece and the EU, Yemen, the Rohingya, Iran, so much more. This Summer issue, much looked forward to, has been delayed for too many reasons, not least cyber-attacks on computers and Facebook accounts (Jade Helm AI in action?), … Continue reading

Paying Attention, Pursuing Joy: Storytelling in Poetry and Prose

Finally it’s spring! After the longest coldest winter here in Boston, finally there’s muscari, crocuses, daffodils, lots of birdsong, and buds getting ready to burst on trees. Delphi is thrilled to welcome Spring with interviews with two poets who hold Nature at the center of their work, Margaret Rozga, also a civil rights activist and … Continue reading

Welcome to Delphi’s Third Year!

Welcome to Delphi‘s Third Year of celebrating extraordinary writers, poets, essayists, memoirists, playwrights, film-makers, small press publishers, and workshop leaders who are making positive change happen in the world! As the East Coast reels today under foot-high snow and blowing, while change for the better ripples across Greece, and we hope soon, the rest of … Continue reading

Writing and Music, Writing and Art, Writing and Speaking

November: here on the East Coast, it’s cool enough that the leaves–mottled and blackened in places with toxic fallout from the daily chem trails–are still turning wild colors of gold and plum and cerise and scarlet, and thoughts drift to Thanksgiving and beyond. While out there blood moons cluster, talk of war in Syria/Ukraine/Iraq waxes … Continue reading

Poetry as Spiritual Practice, Publishing as Art, & Taking the Power of Secrets Away

It’s a chilling and sobering time in the world, with what is happening in Gaza, and the Ukraine, and Syria and Iraq and so many other places in the world, including right here in the US. It’s been difficult to work on and bring out this issue, in the midst of all the sadness and … Continue reading

Documenting the Present, Collaborating in Publishing

Spring at last! Blossoms and buds everywhere–and birds birds birds! Here on the US East Coast, we are still dipping in and out of colder temperatures, but we’re warmed by these golden signs which persist. Up in space, the sun has moved into Aries, marking the real New Year in a variety of cultures–Tamil, Vedic, … Continue reading

Welcome to Delphi’s Second Year!

Still winter here: fog in the air, snow on the ground, lows in the forecast…but it’s the start of a New year, New season, and New anniversary for Delphi–we are beyond thrilled to be starting our second year as intrepid writers interviewing writers, as we present our first anniversary issue: Volume II, Issue 1, Winter … Continue reading

Writing from Zones of War

So it’s fall: government shutdowns, earthquakes, bombs in mosques, wars, drone strikes, whistleblower convictions. Here on the (US) East Coast, the sunlight grows longer and golder, leaves turn impossible colors and drift away, and the chilly morning air rouses us to writing projects we’re yet to complete. Delphi completes four issues though–a whole year’s worth!–with … Continue reading

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