Easily one of my favorite poems of last month is Shveta Thakrar's "The Nagini's Night Song," appearing in the January issue of Mythic Delirium. I always fall to pieces for a good Nagini poem. Hats off to Shveta, and go check it out, already.
Shveta Thakrar is a writer of South Asian–flavored fantasy, social justice activist, and part-time nagini. She draws on her heritage, her experience growing up with two cultures, and her love of myth to spin stories about spider silk and shadows, magic and marauders, and courageous girls illuminated by dancing rainbow flames. When not hard at work on her second novel, a young adult fantasy about stars, Shveta makes things out of glitter and paper and felt, devours books, daydreams, bakes sweet treats, travels, and occasionally even practices her harp.