A collection of 100 poems, published by the Editions de L'Ocean Indien in the year 2019 and sponsored by the National Arts Fund, all dedicated to my muse, the inspirational power which drives my words. Most of the poems bear a strong spiritual imprint while the others have been written for international poetry contests, some of which have been placed among the winners while some others have not. Poetry is the manifestation of strong emotions and Mirrors of My Heart is the product of everyday writing. After all, what would the human being be without moods and emotions, if not a robot? The higher powers have deemed it well to construct us with these and we are to value these. We are to adjust, to adapt, to go with their flow even if that requires us to sit and laugh for a while or to sit and cry at other times. Writing is a mystical activity and as a poet, I give myself to it with lots of indulgence.
Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a Primary School Educator in Mauritius. She writes poetry and short stories as hobby. She considers writing to be the meaning of her life as she has always been influenced by all the great writers and wishes to be, like them, immortalized in her words. Her works can be read on poetrysoup.com and she had also appeared in various literary magazines like SETU, Different Truths, Dissident Voice, In Between Hangovers Press, WISH Press, Tuck’s Magazine, Blue Mountain Review, among others. She has also been published in Duane’s Poetree and also in two anthologies for the Immagine and Poesia group. Her poems are often placed in free online contests. She has been selected to be among the Most Influential Women in Mauritius for the 2017 category Arts and Culture and she has also been awarded as a Promising Indian for the year 2017 for the same category. In 2018 and 2019, she was again selected to be among the Most Influential Women of the island for her contribution to the literary field and in 2019, she was one of the three nominees for the National Awards organized by the Ministry of Arts and Culture of Mauritius. In 2020, she was shortlisted to be among the Most Impactful Women of the year for the Women of the Year awards.