Bleeding Light is a collection of ghazals tracing the steps of a woman’s journey through night. In order to witness dawn, she must travel through dusk first. Throughout her journey, she is caught between West and East, religion and heresy, love and anti-love, darkness and the knowledge of light. Each couplet of a ghazal is an independent thought and reflection, a pearl strung into a necklace. Bleeding Light is fraught with opposing, stark, and often violent imagery heavily influenced by Sufi philosophy.
Sheniz Janmohamed (MFA) is an author, artist educator and spoken
word artist. She has performed nationally and internationally for
over 10 years and has two collections of poetry: Bleeding
Light (Mawenzi House, 2010) and Firesmoke (Mawenzi House,
Sheniz visits schools through Mariposa in the Schools and the
League of Canadian Poets, and has travelled as far as Jaipur,
India, to share her poetry with young audiences.