Biographies of Award Winners for Issue -I, March 2008
Nikhil Parekh (Enchanting Poet award winner
Nikhil Parekh is a three-time World Record Holder poet with the Limca Book of Records India (Only 2nd in Official World Rankings to Guinness Book of World RecordNikhil Parekh is a three-time World Record Holder poet with the Limca Book of Records India (Only 2nd in Official World Rankings to Guinness Book of World Records) . These 3 world records held by Parekh are for (1) 'Being the 1st Indian Poet to be published in the Commonwealth newsletter for his poem on AIDS which is: Aids doesnt kill. Your Attitude kills', (2) 'Being the 1st Indian Poet to win an EPPIE award for best poetry e-book' and (3) 'Writing the most number of letters to and receiving the most number of replies from World Leaders and World Organizations'. He has composed thousands of poems on several global topics like: Peace, Anti Terror, Friendship, Humanity, Environment & Wildlife Conservation, AIDS, Tsunami, Blindness,spiritual Oneness, Human Rights, Immortal Love, Banning female foeticide etc. Parekh is a recipient of several major international awards in poetry which include 'Poet of the Year Award' at the Canadian Federation of Poets. His poems have been published in the world's leading and acclaimed magazines and websites including the McGill's English Dictionary of Rhyme, which is the world's number 1 English Rhyming dictionary. Parekh was ‘Poet of the Year 2006’ at Canadian Federation of Poets (federationofpoets.com) and has appeared as ‘India’s Treasured Poet’ on the Cover Page of ‘Poetry Canada’ which is the International publication of the federation.Parekh’s poetry books ‘1 God/ 656 pages’ and ‘The Power of Black/621 pages’ have been published and released by Chipmunka Publishing (chipmunkapublishing.com) in the United Kingdom which is the World’s first ever Mental Health and wellness publisher. Several of his other poetry books which include ----‘Love Versus Terrorism/605 pages’ ----‘The Womb/235 pages’---- ‘You die; I die/ 1380 pages’ ---- ‘Life = Death/ 1165 pages’---- ‘Longest Poem/77 pages’---- ‘Hide and Seek/607 pages’---- ‘If you cut a tree; You cut your own mother/200 pages’ --- are selling as EBooks via the World’s Largest E-book Publishing websites such as: Lulu.com( USA), Ebookomatic.com (USA), Cyberread.com ( USA) and Ebookmall.com (USA). He is rated among the top 500 poets of the world by poemhunter website. Parekh’s complete world records, poems, books, achievements and various other works can be further browsed at his website:
Michael Shepherd (Editor's Choice -I Award
He received scholarship to Oxford University
to study Anglo-Saxon and English Literature; He wrote a small book on Barbara
Hepworth,1963; He was a art critic for national newspapers and magazines 20
years in U.K.; Michael presented to Queen Mother for services to Canadian art
and to Rajeev Gandhi for services to Indian art;He was a Post-graduate Thesis
Tutor, Royal Academy of Art 20 years; Selector and Juror Mid-States Art
Contest, Indiana; translator and research team for Letters of Marsilio Ficino;
obituary writer for The Times; 24/7 carer 7 years; writer/editor of Ficino
celebratory volume 1999 now translated into Dutch; political satirist for website,
'Call Me Tony';He is also the proofreader for forthcoming 18-volume
Encyclopaedia of Hindu Philosophy and has written various essays on 50 years of
Zimbabwean sculpture; historical context essay for 'Gardens of Philosophy:
Ficino on Plato' by Arthur Farndell, Shepherd-Walwyn Publishers,2006, £18.95;
Godstow Press in Oxford published 136 sonnets under the title 'Awakening to
Myself' in December 2004.He is rated among the top 500 poets of the world by
David Taylor(Editor's Choice-II Award winner)
David Taylor is the Director of Patronica Ltd United Kingdom. David is a very versatile and accomplished yet humble poet. He is rated among the top 500 poets of the world by poemhunter.
Biographies of Award Winners for Issue -II, May 2008
Laurence Overmire(Enchanting Poet Award Winner for Issue-II)
LAURENCE OVERMIRE is an emerging voice for conscience and consciousness in the poetry world. Popularly known as “The Genealogist-Poet,” he has had a multi-faceted career as writer, actor, director and educator. His award-winning poetry, eclectic in form, style, and subject matter, and often provocative in its direct confrontation of social issues, has been widely published in the U.S. and abroad in hundreds of magazines, journals, and anthologies. His plays include Slingshot, A Woman in Washington’s Army, and A Scrooge Mart Christmas Carol.Born in Rochester, New York, and raised in Ohio, Mr. Overmire has since lived in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Alaska at various times in his life. He graduated summa cum laude as Valedictorian of Muskingum College, Ohio, with a B.A. in theatre and a B.S. in psychology, and was awarded a Bush Fellowship to attend the University of Minnesota, where he earned his M.F.A.Overmire won a second Bush Fellowship to become a professional actor with the world-renowned Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis where he worked with such prominent directors as Alan Schneider, Richard Foreman, Garland Wright and Liviu Ciulei. He then went on to a successful career on stage, film and television in New York, Hollywood and points-in-between including the Broadway production of Amadeus directed by Sir Peter Hall, the network television soap operas All My Children, As the World Turns, One Life to Live , and Loving, Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, Charles Busch's zany Off-Broadway hits Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Psycho Beach Party, Equity Library Theatre, Roy Brocksmith's California Cottage Theatre, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Buffalo's Studio Arena Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Totem Pole Playhouse, and Yale Repertory Theatre. He also served as Executive Producer of the Writer’s Lab, a non-profit organization in Hollywood to promote quality writing in the entertainment industry, and has been involved in teaching in the arts for over 25 years, designing programs for Lincoln Center Institute of New York City, Manhattan Theatre Club, MeadowBrook Theatre, and Oregon Children's Theatre among others.Mr. Overmire began writing poetry as a way to document and reflect upon his experience, compiling what he refers to as a “diary in art.” Overmire's background in the arts, rather than in academia, gives him a decidedly different perspective on the writing of poetry, one that emphasizes a right-brain as opposed to a left-brain approach and advocates complete freedom within the art form, simplicity of language, and focus on the importance of what is being expressed. Like an actor taking on different roles, his poems take on many voices and run the gamut from beat to lyric to classical in style and tone. His work is at once accessible, yet multi-layered and quite complex upon further examination. As a result, he has gained quite a following among those who appreciate his down-to-earth musings on what he sees going on in our world today.A respected genealogist, Mr. Overmire is himself a descendant of Gov. William Bradford, William Brewster, and seven other Mayflower passengers, three Native American ancestral lines, England's King Edward III, Scotland's Robert the Bruce and Sir William “Braveheart” Wallace. He is a distant cousin of poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, e. e. cummings and T. S. Eliot, as well as playwrights Thornton Wilder and Tennessee Williams. Mr. Overmire is quick to point out, however, that such relationships are not at all unusual. The truth is that ALL of us are descended from famous historical figures and ALL of us can count numerous famous people among our relatives. In fact, much of his poetry is focused on this central theme, that we are all related, all part of the same human family, and intimately dependent on one another for our collective well-being. He has published several impressive genealogical studies online, most notably “The Ancestry of Overmire, Tifft, Richardson, Bradford, Reed,” which includes the family trees of many U. S. Presidents and European monarchs, and a host of famous statesmen, soldiers, artists, actors, writers, poets, musicians, scientists, inventors, and social reformers. His work has helped tens of thousands of people discover their family roots and find their intimate connections to the people and events that have shaped world history.
Chandra Prakash Sharma(Editor's Choice -I Award winner)
Chandra Prakash Sharma (b.1941) worked as Head, Department of Economics at M. M. Modi College, Patiala (1970-01) . He was nominated to the Academic Council, the Board of Faculty and the Board of Studies of Punjabi University, Patiala several times during this period. Presently, he is guest faculty at the Punjab School of Management Studies of the University. Prior to this, He was General Manager of International Medical Devices, Gurgaon, a Company manufacturing ophthalmic devices in India that found its market many countries the world over.
He obtained his first Postgraduate Degree in English from the University of Rajasthan as student of now BITS, Pilani. After working as lecturer in English in a college in Haryana for a couple of years, he took his second Masters Degree in Economics from Punjabi University, Patiala in 1969. and later his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the same University in 1987 under the Faculty Improvement Program of the UGC, India. ..He is also an accomplished poet and writer.
Rajaram Ramachandran(Editor's Choice-II Award winner)
He is a recognized poet for over 40 years and some of my poems areappearing in the poemhunter.com, kavitanjali.com, hangtide.com,ndtv, com etc. I have so far written (1) Ramayan (2) Krishna Leela (3)Mahabharat (4) Holy Bible (5) The story of Saint Bernadette (6) AdiSankara (7) Silappadigaram, the Killer Anklet (8) Manimegalai (9) ABouquet of Oriental Poems (10) The story of Nalan and (11) Sakuntala( writing) . The ex-President of India, ShriAbdul Kalam, Sahitya Akadami, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan have commendedsome of his works as masterpieces.
Kathleen Walker(Editor's Choice-III Award winner)
"Kathleen Walker is a forty-something mom of three terrific kids who has spent the better part of her adult life raising the children and writing fiction and poetry in her spare time. The stories from a very overactive albeit twisted imagination have now come to fruition and are ready for the world to read. Poetry has been read by many all over the world in various poetry forums, publications and contests. Most recently being seen in the March 1 and December 1, 2007 publications of "The Jimston Journal", placed in the top 20 of "The Secret Attic" poetry competition February 1, 2007, featured in the September 10, 2007 issue of "The Cats Meow For Writers And Readers", featured in the maiden issue of "The Far Side Of Midnight" January, 2008, and the upcoming currently in production issue of literarymagic.net.
Biographies of Award Winners for ISSUE-III July 2008
Laurance S Pertillar(Enchanting Poet award winner)
POET, ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, PERFORMING ARTIST
POET: Named “One of America’s Most Distinguished Poets” by The International Society of Poets
One man presentation of MindPrints from Untouched Places (Dir by: Maxine Kern-New York City) performed locally at the Hartford Academy Performing Arts, Buttonwood Tree Theater, Middletown, CT… Hartford Downtown Council (First Thursdays) , McDonalds Restaurants (Downtown Htfd Location) , WWUH-FM Radio, Municipal Café (Downtown Htfd) and Club Culturel Franco-Americain, Paris, France (March 15th,16th 2000) …Sponsor-Catherine Aubon,78 Rue Dutot,75015 Paris, (Sept 05) Transformation: Eclectic Fall Out..The Nuyorican Poets'Café..NYC Dir/prdr w/Christine'Nandi'Smith-Sankofa Arts Consortium, Htfd, Ct. founder/dir)
PLAYWRIGHT: The Sons of Snick Snickeeta(Reading) directed by Pat White-The Frank Silvera’s Writer’s Workshop-NYC. The Leonard Melvin Show, performed at the Network in Springfield, Massachusetts…produced by L.S. Pertillar and Ingrid Askew (Johannesburg, South Africa) …dir: Askew/Pertillar, The Music That Plays (Grtr HTFD Cmty Col. now C.C.C.) Htfd, CT 'Halia' co-writer, prod. Capital Cmty Committee, Tunxis Cmty Coll and The West Indian Social Club-Htfd, Transformation (World premiere) -Christ Church Cathedral, Htfd, CT. Dir. Frances Sharp
ACTOR: Starlight Theater (Kansas CTY, MO) Summer Stock, Hartford Stage Company (various roles Incl.original member of Hartford Stage Company’s Children’s Theater-Paul Weidner, Dir., San Antonio’s Little Theater, Alamo City Theater, San Ontario Texas…Fort Sam Houston’s Dinner Theater, Carver Cultural Center production of George Wolfe’s Backalley Tales San Antonio, Texas… Dir/prod: George C. Wolfe, Helen Hayes Theater AKA(Little Theater-Ray Aranah's 'My Sister, My sister') The Nuyorican Poets Café-Ishmeal Reed’s Mother Hubbard, New York City…dir: Rome Neal…Garde Arts Center-A Little Death, New London, CT Written by Michael Bradford, Director: Milt Angelopoulos, Hygienic Arts Theater-Willy's Cut and Shine (Sylvester-Reading) New London, Ct.Dir by Playwright Michael Bradford, Fathers and Sons (Benard-Reading) Hygienic Arts Theater, New London, CT-playwright: Michael Bradford. Dir: Daniella Topol. Composer: Taylor Ho Bynum FOUNDER: The Lawrence Pertillar Drama Society…Capital Community college, Hartford, CT
FILM: Several PSA's and Industrial films ...Uconn Health Center-Farmington, CT. 'The Happy Hour', Produced by Mother Grendle's Productions-New York City, New York...Dir.-Branden Dineen (Wrtr, Prdr, Dir) 'A Contemplation of Trees' Dir. Douglas Williams/Stone Wall Films...Ex.prdcr/writer Michael Bradford
HONORS: Cited by the U. S. Senate for “poetic accomplishments and writing achievements” drafted By Vice-Presidential Candidate and US Senator Joseph I. Lieberman-Ct. Artist Seminar: Uconn -Stamford branch...Sponsor-Maryland Grier-Community Research, Hartford 'Invited by Arts organization to speak to other artists about performing/work/creating'
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYC
Plays/referenced-Frank Silvera's Writers' Workshop,
Awarded 'Poet Fellow' of Noble House Publishers, London, England (October 2006)
Jeff Lee(Editor's Choice-I award winner)
Jeff Lee is a Chinese poet. In the year of 2005, he has entered School of Foreign Languages and Literatures in Beijing Normal University.
Chitra Lele(Editor's Choice-II award winner)
Chitra Lele software engineer in India.She has professional certifications in computer science to my credit. She has always contributed articles and poems (inspirational, spiritual and social in nature) regularly to reputed magazines, newspapers and literary journals. She is a member of reputed poetry societies. Her have been published/will appear soon in coveted journals such as Poets international, Kritya, Conifers Call, MuseIndia, Poets Federation (Canada), Literaryspot (UK) and many more.She has also participated in the several competitions. Her poems have been selected to appear in the silver jubilee anthology of Poets International (Dec 2008), anthology titled The Split Feathers (Nov 08) and in the Poets Federation of Canada (Dec 2008). Also various other journals have accepted her submission. ..
Stella Qish(Editor's Choice-III award winner)
Stella Sisanda Qishi was born just outside the smalltown of East London but grew up in East London. She started writing poetry in 2004 when she was doing her grade 12 at S.K.Mahlangu High. She had to recite poetry in front of the class for an English lecture. She was allowed to adopt other people’s writings. The one she chose was Shabbir Banoobhai’s ‘You Cannot Know The Fears I Have’ and added her own few lines towards the end.She chose it in remembrance of her youngest uncle who died the previous year.She didn’t realize how deep it was until she recited it and ended up crying(which was not part of the plan).She shared this love for poetry with two of her classmates (Mali Yonela and Dangazele Mia). From then she couldn’t stop writing.From the beginning she has edited my own stuff and whenever was not happy with a poem she shove it in her drawer for at least 3 weeks before attempting to edit it again.After she matriculated in 2004 she applied for a bursary at MSC College and completed her Diploma in Computer Software Skills in 2007.She was appointed as Junior Editor of her former high school's newsletter.
Biographies of Award Winners for ISSUE-IV October 2008.
Dimitris P Kraniotis(The Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
Dimitris P. Kraniotis is an award-winning Greek poet. He was born in 1966 in Stomio, a coastal town in central Greece. He studied at the Medical School of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. He lives and works as a Medical Doctor (Internal Medicine Specialist) in Larissa, Greece. He is the author of 4 poetry books: "Traces" (poems in Greek, Larissa, Greece 1985), "Clay Faces" (poems in Greek, Larissa, Greece, 1992 ), "Fictitious Line" (poems in Greek and translated into English and French, Larissa, Greece 2005) & "Dunes" (poems translated into French and Romanian, Bucharest, Romania 2007). He is Founder & President of the World Poets Society (W.P.S), Vice-President of the Larissa Medical Association "Hippocrates", Doctor of Literature (Litt. D.) by the World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC), Academician of the International Academy of Micenei (Italy), President of 22nd World Congress of Poets (Greece 2011) by United Poets Laureate International (UPLI), Ambassador of Poetas del Mundo to Greece, Ambassador of the Associacion of Writers and Artists of the Orb - ASEADLO to Greece, Universal Peace Ambassador by the Universal Ambassador Peace Circle & the Universal Peace Embassy (Switzerland), Board Member of the Global Harmony Association (Russia), Responsible of the Red Mundial de Escritores en Espanol (REMES) to Greece, Poetry Ambassador (by the National Poetry Month Committee, USA), Love Ambassador (by the Love Foundation, USA), Editorial Director of the Greek medical magazine "Hippocrates", President of the Economic and Social Council of the Prefecture of Larissa, member of the Board of Directors of the Cultural Organization of the Larissa Prefecture (Responsible for Literature), member of the Editorial Board of the Greek literary magazine "Graphi" of the Cultural Organization of the Larissa Municipality, Editor of the magazine "World Poet" and member of several literary organizations (Hellenic Literary Society, National Society of Greek Literary Writers, International Society of Greek Writers, Greek PEN Club, Hellenic Society of Writing Physicians, World Academy of Arts & Culture, United Poets Laureate International, International Writers & Artists Association (IWA), World Union of Writing Physicians (UMEM), Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, etc). He has won many awards for his poetry which has been translated and published in many countries.
Suraj Samtani(Editor's Choice-I Award Winner)
Born and brought up in Hong Kong, Suraj started writing since aged 15. He has been awarded the Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award from the Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau, and has achieved acclaims from recognized poets. Currently aged 19, he is undertaking a BBA Bachelors Degree at the recognized Business School of HKUST.
Satish Verma(Editor's Coice-II award winner)
Satish Verma was teaching Botany. In 1957 he started a literary journal called Lahar (The Wave...) which became a success. In the early 60's he translated the classic works of Rabindranath Tagore like Balaka, Jyoti-Kanikain and Manimal into Hindi. He published books of poems Prayaas and 1974 and Other Poems. In 1980 his first collection of English poems called Inward Journey was published. In 1980 he started a social project of Holistic therapies called Sewa Mandir which in due course of time has grown in stature. Due to his involvement in Sewa Mandir, he could not devote time for writing for about 25 years. He has once again started writing poetry and his work of the last two years was published as Beyond and Betwēon & launched by leading poet of India Jayanta Mahapatra. His third collection of new collected poems VIA & V/S is in press. Few Anthologies in USA contain his poems some international awards here & these. He is Patron of A.R.A.W.LII…. (Academy of 'raite*(S) And World Literati). Presently he lives in Ajmer, India .
Mohan Chandra Mehrotra(Editor's Choice -III Award Winner)
Biographies of Award Winners for ISSUE-V January 2009.
Vladimir Markelov(Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
Vladimir Markelov the Doctor, general practitioner in psychoneurology - the modern Russian poet, was born 21-01-1958 in a small village near to Murmansk. His father, the military man, was the participant of Great War II (1941-1945). Now lives in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.
The majority of poems are written in style of irony, grotesque, a joke, basically in Russian. The well known quasi-poem by poet - "Helicopter" is written in style of neoacmeism (in Russian), devoted to the destiny ofthe Soviet families, lost their children in War with Afghanistan. Several works - are translations into Russian of the American and English poets (Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, William Blake, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Whalen, William Carlos Williams and others); The most part of creativity is devoted to translations of the poems for children (A.A. Milne, Karla Kuskin, Shel Silverstein). Some poems where written for English-speaking readers.
TIFFANY SAXON(Editor's choice-I award winner)
I(Tiffany Saxon) have used my poetry as a key to open the door to positive relationships with Velocity Productions (film: HIP HOP 4 LIFE*produced by: T-Saxx Entertainment) Tiffany Saxon / Tiffany Saxon Brown, American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, American Heart Association, The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Hilltop Records, Library of Poetry, Famous Poets Society, Voices.net.and The International Society Of Poets. Poetry has presented me with numerous awards, certificates, trophies and letters of praise, including an inspiring letter from former president William Clinton.I've also been nominated for poet of the year from the international Society of poets for 2007 and recieved editor's choice award, from the International Library of poets 2007. I've also been published on Taken It Global for 2007. Became a Chartered member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation in 2007 and published in The Newark Metro newspaper in NewYork in 2006 and others...
Jhonny Thermidor(Editor's choice-II award winner)
Born in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, I am optimistic student with devotion and patience, a student who most likely spends my leisure time in writing and, often, in reading. Three years ago, I came to the United State in the purpose of questing for happiness, success, and my destination in life. Never before in my life, had I felt so different, so passionate about the affinity that I suddenly develop for writing. Therefore I keep thinking incisively so I could accomplish my dream. My peerless passion most likely based on life, romance, love, relationship, sadness, and depression. My inspiration is my English teacher and the fact that love is a maze. They help me penetrating the human nature. Hopefully, I believe that in writing I could attain my destiny and express my beliefs to the people as well, I firmly believe I could help them purposing their destination in this prodigious world, how its future extension does rely upon them, and how we can ameliorate its natural environment together. I feel that I could ameliorate the contents of my character, that I could transform my thoughts and frame them into what, in my opinion, is the most cordial manner to tell how you feel of the way things go around you, to bring about a catalyst to the globe and to touch the heart of millions.
Agoudou Joseph Femi(Editor's Choice -III Award Winner)
Agoudou Joseph Femi, a Togolese by birth but i currently reside in Nigeria. I am 24 years of age and have completed high-school and studied IT/ Computer Programming from an IT institute and have some certificates in respect to it. Writing is a natural hobby that goes well with me and I intend to achieve greatness through writing.
Biographies of Award Winners for Issue -VI, May 2009
Dariusz Pacak (Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
Dariusz Pacak, poet and opera singer, was born in Lodz [Poland]. Studied in Cracov, Katowice, in 1997 gratuated from Wroclaw Academy of Music. Post Graduate Studies in Vienna [Austria]. Awarded a Scholarship by The Ministry of Culture and Art, Warsaw [Poland] and by The Ministry of Research and Science, Vienna. He is the recipient of many poetry and singing awards. Member of several literary associations, among others of the World Academy of Arts & Culture and World Congress of Poets [USA], Union of Polish Writers Abroad [London]. Vice president of the association ,,Verein zur Förderung sprachmittlerischer Publikationen', connected with the Literary Translation Workshop at Vienna University.His most recent books includes 'Birds of Emanations' [Cracow, 2001], 'W Podruzgotanym Ciągu' [Poznan, 2003], 'House Of The Golden Fleece' [Poznan, 2004] and ' The Season' [Stockholm-New York-Moscov, 2006]. Dariusz Pacak works have been translatd into English, German, Chinese, Czech, Hindi, Korean, included in literary magazines & in World Anthologies published in Poland, Austria, USA, Czech Rep., Moldova, China, England, Taiwan, India, Corea, Sweden. On the turn of the 2003 he attend The XXIII World Congress of Poets in Taiwan, organized by Chinese Poetry Society with cooperation of WAAC. In 2004 he attanded The XXIV World Congress of Poets in Seoul. In 2005 he attands The XXV WCP [WAAC] in Los Angeles, and The XIX World Congress of Poets [UPLI] in Peking.Lately, for his literary publications he has been awarded the prize Polish Oscar, Vienna 2006.Currently he lives in Austria.
Sandra Fowler(Editor's choice-I award winner)
Sandra Fowler born in West Columbia, WV February 4,1937. Has been writing poetry for almost fifty years.Associate Editor, Ocarina from about 1978 to 1989. Had a poem nominated for The Pushcart Prize,1998. Wazir Agha dedicated his Selected Poems to her in 1998. Interviewed by skylark Purdue University Calumet,2000. Honorary Doctorate, World Academy Of arts and Culture,2002. Wall Of Tolerance Honoree,2002.Biography listed in Who's Who Of American Women.Marquis and The Dictionary Of International Biography.England. Chosen by The International Poetry Translation and Research Centre and the Journal, 'World Poets Quarterly, (Multilingual) , published in China, as one of the best international poets of 2005. Chosen by the International Poetry Translation And Research Centre as one of the best Critics of 2007. Some of her reviews of the work of Indian poet, Rajaram Ramachandran can be seen at Divine Channel.in. A CD entitled, 'Before The Music Ends' which featured thirteen of her poems was done by Global Definitions in 2008. Reader, Ihab Badran. Production, Nancy Badran. An essay, 'Sandra Fowler: An Exposition', Gina Roussos for her English Honors Class,2008. Ms. Fowler's poetry has been translated into seven languages and has, courtesy of, 'The World Poets Quarterly', appeared in 190 countries. ..
Elisabetta Errani Emaldi(Editor's choice-II award winner)
Elisabetta Errani Emaldi, was born in Alfonsine on March 18th 1952, studied in Paris and in London, worked for many years on board cruise ships with the qualification of assistant cruise director, shop manager, interpreter, tourist’s guide and inspectricee. She travelled all around the world and learnt four languages. On 1992 the national press wrote about her book “ The Common Artisans of Love,“ which was written in collaboration with Ivana Tarroni. On 1998 she has illustrated Pietro Seddio's books: “Mafia and Politics on the Operas of Leonardo Sciascia “ and “The beauty of death on the theatre of F.Garcia Lorca. ” On July 1998, with the groups of artists "Art Space" of Alfonsine, has painted her first “Murales” at Nagykata in Hungary. On September 1998, with the same group of artists has completed her second ”Murales” in her city, in Alfonsine. Elisabetta’s drawings and posies were published on the magazine: ” L’Eredità Dantesca.” Others poetries were read from Patrizia Rossetti to Radio Italy Italian music.
Bhaskar Roy Barman(Editor's Choice -III Award Winner)
Dr Bhaskar Roy Barman, BA(Hons), MA in English, BEd, Dlitt (USA) is an internationally published poet, short story writer, novelist, critic, translator, editor and book-reviewer. His poems, short stories and critical articles get published in journals and anthologies in India and abroad. He has translated into English short stories of such Bengali litterateurs as Manik Bandyopadyay, Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Ashapurna Devi, Mahashweta Devi, Narayan Gabgopadhyay, Gajendra Kumar Mitra, Pramathanath Bishi and so on and the translations have appeared in such journals as Indian Literature, an English Language journal of the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, India, Pratibha India, Delhi, Mirror (now defunct), Mumbai. Dr Barman has to his credit a novel entitled "Gateway to Heaven", a short story collection entitled "Modern Short Stories: The Trap & Other Stories", "Folktales of Tripura", "Melange: An Anthology of Short Stories Translated from Bengali", "Bouquet: An Anthology of Short Stories Translated from Bengali", "The Rhymester," a translation of a Bengali novel of Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay"s. He has edited an anthology on world literature, entitled "El Dorado" to which eminent scholars from around the world have contributed their research-oriented papers. This anthology has been published in India by Authors Press, New Delhi. He is presently editing an anthology of world poetry and an anthology on world folklore and compiling and editing folktales of North-East India. His awards and honours include, among others, 1) Man of the Year 1997 from the American Biographical Institute, USA (ABI); 2) 20th Century Award for Achievement from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (IBC); 3) UWA Life-Time Achievement Award from United Writers Association, Chennai, India; 4) "Creative Giant 2000", "Ivory Eagle 2001" and "Effulgent Star 2003" from the Home of Letters, (India), Bhubaneshwar, India; 5) "Bharat Excellence Award 2001" from Friendship Forum of India, New Delhi (FFI); 6) "Rambriksh Janma Shatabdi Samman" and "Tripura Ratna" from Jemini Academy, Panipat, India; 7) "Rising Personalities of India" from International Penguin Publishing House, New Delhi; 8) "Great India Achievers Award 2004" from FFI; 9) "Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Janma Shatabdi Samman 2004" From Jemini Academy, Panipat. Dr Barman is listed in as many as forty national and international Who"s Whos, including "Who"s Who of Indian Writers" published by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. Dr Barman has founded an international organization called "World Literature Society".
Biographies of Award Winners for Issue -VII, August 2009
Dorin Popa (Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
Leonard Daranjo(Editor's choice-I award winner)
He Teaches Communicative English .He reaches out to students of all backgrounds and helps them to come to grips with their communication problems.
He is also involved with Genpact - one of the leading BPOs - as a consultant. Here he trains job seekers.
Muhumuza Kenneth Ezra (Editor's choice-II award winner)
Vaibhav Pandey (Editor's Choice -III Award Winner)
Biographies of Award Winners for Issue -VIII, December 2009
Stephen Gill (Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
Stephen Gill has authored more than twenty books, including novels, literary criticism, and collections of poems. His poetry and prose have appeared in more than five hundred publications, mostly in Canada, the United States of America and India. He writes usually in English. Once in a while, he writes poetry in Urdu, Hindi and Panjabi languages. He has also written and published book reviews, research papers on writers and on world peace. Some of his Urdu/Hindi poems have been sung with music by prominent singers of Pakistan and India.
Stephen Gill has received awards and recognitions, including four honorary doctorates; and Laureate Man of Letters from United Poets Laureate International; Sahir Award of Honor from Sahir Cultural Society, Panjab, India; Plaque from the World Council of Asian Churches (Canada); Pegasus International Poetry for Peace Award (Poetry in the Arts, Inc., Texas,); The Best Poet of Peace Award for the year 1993 from Roger Cable 11 (Canada); and The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
He has been asked several times by several organizations to judge their poetry competitions, and he often evaluates dissertations of English Literature for doctoral students of universities in India. He has been the subject of numerous literary essays, books and doctoral studies. He is also honorary editor/ advisor to several publications, and has edited publications, including the Canadian section of the World Federalist newspaper, Writer’s Lifeline, and South Asian Christian Diary.
He is former president of Vesta Publications Ltd.; the Canadian Authors Association (the Cornwall, Ont. Branch); a national vice president of the World Federalists of Canada; the Multicultural Council of Stormont and Dundas; chief delegate to represent the World University for Canada; the Christian Cultural Association of South Asians, Dean of Peace Studies at St. Simon’s College, London, England; and Co-chair of Downtown Improvement Business Area (DBIA) of Cornwall, Ont. Canada.
At present, he is an honorary member of the Ansted University Board of Advisory Council, and a director of the Children’s Aid Society of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (Canada). He has appeared in several prestigious national and international reference books, including Immigrants We Read About by George Bonavia, International Production, Ottawa; Who's Who In Canadian Literature, Reference Press, Toronto, Canada; Vesta's Who's Who of North American Poets, Vesta, Canada; Ethnic & Native Canadian Literature: A Bibliography by John Miska, University of Toronto Press; Something About The Author, vol. 63, Gale Research, USA; Who's Who In Canada, Toronto University Press; and Who's Who in Ontario, Heritage Press, B.C., Canada.
Stephen Gill was born in Sialkot, Pakistan, where he passed his early childhood and grew in India. After teaching in Ethiopia for three years, he migrated to England before settling in Canada.
M.V.S. Sathyanarayana(Editor's choice-I award winner)
I am just an Indian working for Government of India. Earlier I worked as a lawyer in Nellore courts. My poetic jourey, though had roots, really started growing since last three years. I opine that poetry or any literature shall have social use and poets have social responsibility.
Sunil Narayan (Editor's choice-II award winner)
My poetry has been a long journey of self-exploration and an attempt to understand the how the world is and what my family means to me. None of the poems I submit are replicas of old ones from my childhood. To go back to when things such as puppy love and sensitive perception of my surroundings would not be as satisfying as explaining my thoughts poetically. I show what I think, therefore my poetry speaks.
Sunita Tanwar (Editor's Choice -III Award Winner)
Biographies of Award Winners for Issue -IX, April 2010.
Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan (Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
Books: "Нешто се слуша" ( Something Can Be Heard, poetry, 1995), "Визии. Глагол" (Visions. Verb , poetry, 1997), "Веда" (Lightning , poetry, 1998), "Постојното, плимата" (The Constant, the Tide , literary criticism, essays and studies, 2000), "Клатно" (Pendulum , poetry, 2001), "Небесни стражи" (Heavenly Guards , poetry, 2004), "Посоки и огледи" (Directions and Reflections , literary criticism, essays and studies, 2006), "Синтакса на светлината" (The Syntax of the Light , selected poems, volume 91 in capital project "Macedonian Literature", 2008).
With Maja Apostoloska he edited an anthology of Macedonian poetry with religious, biblical and apocryphal motifs, published as a special issue of magazine "Stremež". Also he is compiler of anthology of youth Macedonian poetry, entitled "Unidentified Celestial Bosom" (2001).
His poetry have appeared in many literary magazines, it is represented in a number of anthologies and has been translated into several languages.
He is a member of the Macedonian Writers' Association, The Poetry Society and of the World Poets Society.
N.D. Professor Marialuisa Marino H.E.(Editors Choice-I award winner)
Uma Chatterjee(Editor's choice-II award winner)
Saptarshi Dutt(Editor's Choice -III Award Winner)
Biographies of Award Winners for Issue -X, July2010.
Patricia Prime(Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
K Satchidanandan(Editor's Choice)
Dr. Ram Krishna Singh(Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
He has been writing poems in English for over three decades now and has been widely anthologized and published in various journals and ezines.
A book on his poetry, NEW INDIAN ENGLISH POETRY: AN ALTERNATIVE VOICE: R.K.SINGH (ed: I.K.Sharma) appeared in 2004.
His book, VOICES OF THE PRESENT (2006) is a collection of critical essays on some Indian English poets, while THE RIVER RETURNS (2006) is a collection of his Tanka and Haiku. SEXLESS SOLITUDE AND OTHER POEMS (2009) is his newest poetry collection. .
At present he is the Professor & Head, Dept of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004 India.
Michael H Brownstein(Editor's Choice)
Brownstein taught elementary school in Chicago’s inner city (he is now retired), but he continues to study authentic African instruments with his students, conducts grant-writing workshops for educators and the State of Illinois Title 1 Convention, and records performance and music pieces with grants from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Oppenheimer Foundation, BP Leadership Grants, and others.
Biographies of Award Winners for ISSUE-XII March 2011
Ariadne Sawyer(The Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
Ariadne was the winner of the MacLean Hunter award for programs of excellence: The Brain Bulletin Series, 7 CD’s which have played on radio stations across Canada. She is also an author of three books, speaker, reporter and poetry judge.
Ariadne is the co-host and co-founder of World Poetry.
reporter, event creator, organizer and radio show co-host host and co-producer of The World Poetry Café CFRO 102.7 FM.
She is currently working on her first novel: Journey of Love and Agony and a book of dream poems called Love Poems to the World.
Zayra Yves(Editor's Choice-I)
Her short story "Exit Ashes, Exit Blues, Exit This Life" won an honorable mention in Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope All Story contest.
Zayra's fine art collection has appeared from 1998 to present at the following California locations: Dore Dore Gallery, San Mateo; Somar Gallery, San Francisco; UC Berkeley, San Francisco Campus; Body Harmony, San Francisco; Dana Street Cafe, Mountain View; Cafe Libro, Mountain View; Maitri Art Show & Auction, Embarcadero Center; Cad's Coffee Shop, Los Osos; One World Cafe, San Francisco; The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles.
Michael Sullivan(Editor's Choice-II)
Thereafter pursuing what could perhaps be best described as a broadly colourful career; with callings as diverse as gun dealer and consultant, freelance journalist, magazine editor, commercial photographer, publican, fleet limousine operator, lecturer and an unpaid ‘Special Needs’ tutor: To name but a few - even a brief spell under the flag enjoying the Queen’s shilling!
Throughout which the only truly common thread has been his writing, an enduring passion never completely abandoned; Fuelled by his lifelong fascination with not only the beauty of the English language and its literature in general, but the richness and diversity of its poetry in particular. A fascination well illustrated in the almost perverse multiplicity of styles and subject matter contained within this slim volume and others...
Biographies of Award Winners for ISSUE-XIII June 2011
Mateja Matevski(The Enchanting Poet award winner)
Published books: Rains (poetry, 1956), The Equinox (poetry, 1963), Irises (poetry, 1976), The Circle (poetry, 1977), Lime Tree (poetry, 1980), The Birth of Tragedy (poetry, 1985), From Tradition to the Future (criticism and essays, 1987), Drama and Theatre (theatre criticism and essays, 1987), Moving Away (poetry, 1990), Black Tower (poetry, 1992), Carry Away (poetry, 1996), The Light of the Word (criticism and essays), The Dead One (poetry, 1999), Inner Area (poetry, 2000), Beyond Oblivion (poetry, 2003), Landscapes Under Water (poetry, 2006), Voice Under Ramparts (poetry, 2008) etc.
Awards: "Golden Wreath" - main and prestigious international award given by the Struga Poetry Evenings Festival to a world renowned living poet for life achievement in the field of poetry, "Miladinov Brothers" - given for best Macedonian book of poetry published between two editions of the Struga Poetry Evenings Festival, "St. Kliment Ohridski" - highest state recognition for long-term achievements, "11th October"- highest national award for life achievement, "Grigor Prličev", "Kočo Racin", Book of the year - Macedonian literary foundation, The great award "Makedonsko slovo", "Kiril Pejčinović", "Goranov Venec" (Croatia), "Blez Sandrar" (Switzerland), "Premio Mediterraneo" - Special Award (Italy), "Fernando Rielo" - World Award for Mystical Poetry - for the book The Black Tower (Spain), "Župančićeva listina", Slovenian Writers’ Association (Slovenia), "Atlantida" (Spain), "Michael Madhusudan" (India). Holder of the French Legion of Honour, Arts and Literature.
Thirty books of his poetry have been published in twenty foreign languages. He has published over forty books of translations from Spanish, French, Slovenian, Russian, Albanian and Serbian.