Mushtaque B Barq is a columnist besides a poet and short story writer. His earlier translation work: Mystic Voices of Kashmir . The author lives at Bagh-I-Ali Mardan Khan Nowshera Srinagar Kashmir.His poetic collection is available on Poetry Soup and Poem Hunter.Com. He teaches English Literature and is associated with various literary clubs and forums. The author was awarded 'Editor's Choice Award' for outstanding achievement in poetry presented by Poetry.Com and International Library of Poetry in 2007. In 2017, the author was awarded with a certificate of Appreciation in recognition of his poetry being published in The Criterion: An International Journal in English in February 2017. The author's publications are available in New Age Islam , Shabnama.faiz-e- zabaan- org., Kashmir Lit ( On line journal of Kashmir and Diaspora writing)and The Tibet Journal. Author is a regular columnist of Daily Kashmir Images, his column 'Creative Beats' is a regular feature of his writing. His upcoming literary works include: A collection of short stories and 'Shades and Shadow' a novel and translated version of Sochkral, a Sufi poet of Kashmir. The author is a member of J&K Fiction Writers Guild and core group member of Kashur Qalam.