<div id="bodytxt"><p class="text">Aftab Shaikh is a twenty-three year old poet from India who has been writing for more than a decade in English, Hindi and Urdu. His works have been featured in publications like <em><span class="journal">Gloom Cupboard</span>, <span class="journal">Kritya</span>, <span class="journal">Muse India</span>, <span class="journal">The Barefoot Review</span>, <span class="journal">Frogpond</span></em> and <em><span class="journal">The Literary Yard</span></em>, and in anthologies around the world including <em><span class="anthology">The Dance of the Peacock</span></em>, <em><span class="anthology">Before We Have Nowhere To Stand</span></em> and <em><span class="anthology">Overplay/Underdone</span></em>. His works range from haiku and short poems to serialized long poems and ghazals in English. “Watery Dreams” is one of the earliest of his micro poetry. He seeks guidance with his poetry from his father, who himself is an Urdu poet. He is studying at the University of Mumbai for a degree in English Literature and Psychology. <a href="http://www.aftabyusufshaikh.weebly.com/">aftabyusufshaikh.weebly.com</a>.</p></div>