Wuji has been writing since 2003. Self-taught when he was living in the alternative community of Auroville in South India, his first interest was in philosophy and inspired by Sri Aurobindo’s epic book of poetry titled Savitri. He enjoyed the intuitive canvas of how poetry can communicate ideas, values and spiritual realities in a more direct and personal manner. He started writing then and has since gone through many phases in his writing.
Wuji was introduced to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram poets whose primary function was to write about their “sadhana”, the inner training of their spiritual practice. Raised in the school of mystical poets then, which has no time or place, Wuji quickly became fond of Sufi, Taoist, Hindu Bhakti, Christian mystics and poets that you might find on http://www.poetseers.org/. After periods of becoming acquainted with the Romantic canon and with a special interest in female poets, Wuji read dozens and hundreds of authors and especially those from antiquity, from different countries (in translation) and in different time-periods.
Wuji’s technique is akin to speed writing which allows him to write up to twenty-five poems a day of full writing. His body of work spans 8 thousand individual short poems, and he has been noted to have powerful ‘last lines’ or end phrasing of his short pieces. He has an MFA in poetry from the world of literature from the University of Actually writing, with a specialization in meta-literature, that is the topic of writing about writing, poetry and the identity of an artist.
Wuji’s style is thus perennial, and not characteristically modern. He has favourite themes such as poetry, transhumanism, death, gratitude, Spring and eulogies to various phases of experience. He is known to dabble in love-poetry and even erotic verse.
This blog https://seshatwuji.wordpress.com/ was created on April 7th, 2013. Since Wuji has never been officially published, he does not have any official reviews to his work, though his testimonials amount to a few snippets he has collected along the way and only recently. You may read some of them here and now at the end of this.
Wuji really welcomes interaction of all kinds, so feel free to talk with him about poetry here:
He currently lives in Montreal, Canada in Verdun, a little neighbourhood filled with churches with a river nearby. As of 2015, he is slowly learning traditional Mandarin and hopes to write in that language one day.
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