Sahib J Chandnani

Sahib J. Chandnani was born in Houston, Texas. He is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned the title of “Gut-Buster Funny Poet” for his poem “Bollywood Boys” at the 2019 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational as a part of the UT Spitshine team. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in publications such as Track//Four Magazine, Breadcrumbs Magazine, Apricity Magazine, and Hothouse Magazine.

Why Four-Fours Poetry?

“Four-Fours” is my attempt at putting my work in a neatly-wrapped box. It is a way for me to answer the question, “can you show me a poem?” with something other than “yeah what’s your email?”

These poems are my obsessions: nature, comedy, dance, music, culture, connections, and love. The things I think about constantly.

As for the name, there’s more meaning behind it every time I’m asked the question. Four has always been my lucky number. Good things happen to me in fours, and the only thing luckier than 4 is having 4 of them. In Houston, driving around with Four-Fours meant having 1984 Cadillac rims on your car, a status symbol. Because Houston and its kaleidoscope of culture and music inspired me to use my words in the first place, Four-Fours poetry is an ode to the people and place that started it all for me—my status symbol as a poet.

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