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Scott Hastie- the new face in Agnishatdal!

Scott Hastie

Scott Hastie is a full-time Scottish born writer, based in the UK – he lives and works in tranquil surroundings in the English countryside, some twenty miles north of London.

Primarily a poet, Scott also has had one novel – ‘Reunion’ published, as well as several lavishly illustrated local history books. Ten of his books remain in print today – principally his two early signature volumes of poetry: ‘Selected Poetry’ & ‘New Poetry’, first published in the 1990’s – together with showcases for newer equally distinctive work, such as the beautiful and soulful ‘Meditations’ first published in the Autumn of 2013.

Scott’s current poetry is very much a positive and sparkling affirmation of human potential, with a growing emphasis on spiritual awareness. Given the impact of this more recent output and its fast growing cross-cultural popularity around the world, a much more definitive and comprehensive hardback collection of all his latest work entitled ‘Angel Voices’ was soon brought forward for publication by Centuria in September 2014.

More recently, his recent poetic output has been re-edited and consolidated into the spiritually themed landmark collection ‘Threads’. This, with doubt, the definitive collection to date… Already widely translated and released to international acclaim in 2016. Following his recent success and growing worldwide exposure for his work, his only novel to date ‘Reunion’ was released as an e book in the Spring of 2018.

For well over a decade now, the writing of Scott Hastie has attracted international attention and has been widely translated. A new collection ‘Pranic Poetry’ Scott’s first for nearly four years, was finally published in March 2020.

Seemingly always destined to be released at the very beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, it really struck a chord with readers all around the world. Hence the accelerated release of his first fully retrospective collection ‘Timeless: the best of Scott Hastie’s poetry 1990-2020’ and it’s companion volume Splinters of Light: ‘quotations from the poetry of Scott Hastie.’

The planned publication of both these titles soon being advanced by six months, into the Autumn of the same year, to help satisfy the ever accelerating international demand for his work.

“It is at times like these that we need the fairest glimpses of hope, rejuvenation and a deeper understanding of the potential to realize our very best – especially in the face of such on-going adversity. Perhaps this is why Scott Hastie’s poetry achieves such an impact and is so well received around the world.

Fortunately, it is already very easy to dip into Scott’s poetry at his highly visual and popular new web site at https://scotthastie.com which freely displays samples of both his already published and latest unpublished work. As a writer, Scott is very open and likes to encourage maximum participation and feedback from his readers. His web site offers the chance to post comments, both on individual pieces or more generally, if you wish… And also encourages dialogue about writing. Scott offers mentoring services to other creative writers/students around the world. He is passionate about visiting and learning from other cultures and his web site also features many fascinating photos from his extensive travels around the world.

Author’s words:

I regard the over-arching theme of my work to be a personal investigation into the positive potential of the human spirit. This I think is clearly evident, running through most of my poems. Not that I believe my work can ever be said to be some sweet pastoral panacea, because it never shies away from pain or suffering – and is prepared to also explore the darkness, as well as the light and, crucially, the fundamental significance of their inter reaction. This being, to me, the absolute axis (the truly dynamic and crucial interdependence of the light and dark, of joy and sorrow, of love and loss, in the grand Romantic tradition) and that key notion of duality which I hope still lies solidly at the heart of my work and my approach.
I remain determined always to be challenging enough to try and reach deep into the core of the meaning of the human experience – although I do readily accept that, as my work has developed, then my voice has also become more reflective and spiritual in its emphasis.

I have always aimed, at any time in my career, to be as simply expressed and as readily accessible as possible – For me, this is a vital component of all my work to date. And it is here that you can also hopefully see how simple often short line length structures also play their part – though still carefully shaped for emphasis, controlled rhythm and musicality that lifts key passages, enhances meaning and always looks to carefully and lyrically draw the reader towards the concluding climax of any piece. The success of which for me is always a critical consideration and the key litmus test of success of any particular poem. Hope you enjoy my work.

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My patreon account’s new additions from January 2021

I have decided to spruce up my patreon account a bit from January 2021, earlier my $1 patrons used to get Agnijaat, and $2 patrons used to get Agnijaat and Agnishatdal every month, from January 2021-

A select set of my photographs and paintings will be available to my patrons in patreon from January 2021
$1 patrons will get a set of photographs
$2 patrons will get a set of photograph and paintings.

If you like these simple works and photographs and feel like encouraging the artist/photographer/author become my patrons and make me happy!

have a great day full of joy and laughter!
lots of Love.

Sharmishtha Basu

https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu/

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Photography Trip 9, 15.11.20 Kalipuja shot 4

A select set of my photographs and paintings will be available to my patrons in patreon from January 2021
$1 patrons will get a set of photographs
$2 patrons will get a set of photograph and paintings.

Become my patrons and make me happy!

have a great day full of joy and laughter!
lots of Love.

Sharmishtha Basu

https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu/

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Photography Trip 9, 15.11.20 Kalipuja shot 3

A select set of my photographs and paintings will be available to my patrons in patreon from January 2021
$1 patrons will get a set of photographs
$2 patrons will get a set of photograph and paintings.

Become my patrons and make me happy!

have a great day full of joy and laughter!
lots of Love.

Sharmishtha Basu

https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu/

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Agnishatdal Magh 1427, January 2021

Agnishatdal Magh 1427, January 2021
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Authors of Agnishatdal

A little gift for you, this month’s Ezine on new year:

Click to access agnishatdal-magh-1427-january-2021.pdf

Agnishatdal is an English monthly Ezine blessed with selfless affection of its creative group, these selfless authors, artists have shared their wonderful creation for free and no matter how much I try to thank them for this gift, it will be nothing! Here they are (No order please, just the names as they appeared in mind) :

Brieuc Martin Onraet https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Dominic Collucci: http://zen-inspirations.blogspot.com/
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy http://troythulu.net 
Pat Ritter http://www.patritter.com.au
Brendan https://paddypiccasso.wordpress.com
Scott Hastie https://scotthastie.com
Labanya
Citizen Null
Saptarchi
Bitter Pill
and
Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnijaat.wordpress.com
https://agnishatdal.wordpress.com
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com
https://agnijashatadalama.wordpress.com

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Photography Trip 9, 15.11.20 Kalipuja shot 2

A select set of my photographs and paintings will be available to my patrons in patreon from January 2021
$1 patrons will get a set of photographs
$2 patrons will get a set of photograph and paintings.

Become my patrons and make me happy!

have a great day full of joy and laughter!
lots of Love.

Sharmishtha Basu

https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu/

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Agnipat, January 2021

Agnipat, January 2021
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

A little gift for you on new year, the book I give to my patrons in patreon: https://mydomainpvt.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/agnipat-january-2021.pdf

Agnipat will share a set of digital paintings each month, this month the shots of are from Agnishatdal, will decide each month what to share!

I used to give Agnijaat and Agnishatdal for $2 before. You can buy them from my bookstores in shoptly and gumroad.

Agnijaat (Fireborn) is a monthly English Ezine that follows Bengali Calendar. You will get lots of illustrations, poems, stories, thoughts, light and serious essays, cartoons, and a dash of spiritualism in this ezine, every month. I try to keep it as versatile as possible because I love creating different types of things! So when it comes to writing or painting I play by the same rule. Just check out a few to understand their worth! Subscribe for a year, it won’t burn your pocket I promise!

Agnishatdal too is a monthly English Ezine created by a group of wonderful artists and authors from all across the world. The contents of this ezine is versatile like its authors.
Brieuc Martin Onraet https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Dominic Collucci: http://zen-inspirations.blogspot.com/
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy http://troythulu.net 
Pat Ritter http://www.patritter.com.au
Brendan https://paddypiccasso.wordpress.com
Scott Hastie https://scotthastie.com
Labanya, Citizen Null, Saptarchi, Bitter Pill, and Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnijaat.wordpress.com https://agnishatdal.wordpress.com
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com https://agnijashatadalama.wordpress.com

One Year subscription for Agnijaat/Agnishatdal is $10. If you Subscribe for both it will be $17. You will get the Ezines each month and the quarterlies and annual issues for free.

Price of each issue is $1 for each Ezine.

If you want to read it you can try one of these methods:

To subscribe:

1. You will have to pay via paypal https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu and send me your email id sermistabasu@gmail.com informing me about your payment and how many issues you want to buy. I will send you your Ezines in that email id.

2. Or you can buy the issues directly from https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu Or Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu after I put them up there each month.

2. They cost $1.00 each issue and $11.00 for annual subscription via paypal. That will include free quarterlies and annual digests.

3. You can also become my patron here: https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu to read them, the site will allow you to download.

4. Or buy the books directly from me https://www.paypal.me/sharmishthabasu (don’t forget to mention the book you are paying for in case you use paypal @ sermistabasu@gmail.com) I will send you the pdf file of the book. They cost $1.00 each issue.

Drop me a line after reading them!

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Photography Trip 9, 15.11.20 Kalipuja shot 1

A select set of my photographs and paintings will be available to my patrons in patreon from January 2021
$1 patrons will get a set of photographs
$2 patrons will get a set of photograph and paintings.

Become my patrons and make me happy!

have a great day full of joy and laughter!
lots of Love.

Sharmishtha Basu

https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu/

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Photography Trip 7 26.9.20 shot 17

A select set of my photographs and paintings will be available to my patrons in patreon from January 2021
$1 patrons will get a set of photographs
$2 patrons will get a set of photograph and paintings.

Become my patrons and make me happy!

have a great day full of joy and laughter!
lots of Love.

Sharmishtha Basu

https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu/