Alma Delić Halar Tijanić

Alma Delić Halar Tijanić was born on August 19th 1961, in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. She writes and publish under her pen name, Hurija Dzenet Alma (Houri of Jannah). It's a memory of her grandmother who used to comb her and called her with that name, singing an old folk song. She lived in the former Yugoslav Republics / Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and since the war in her country she has been living in the newly born country -Croatia. She grew up with her grand mom, because her mom and dad were engineers, and often they had to remain away from the home. Her dad always tried to compensate for his absence, whenever he had free time. He would take her for walks, played with her various games, took her to cinema ... for Mom, whenever she used to come home, a lot of work was waiting for her so she always missed her. Maybe, this made her start with art, in art she was in her own world. She was a gifted child, long before starting school, she learned letters; she began reading early and become a lover of written words. Since then, she utilized every moment to read. She wrote her adventures with the children in the neighbourhood that popped up by themselves. From the elementary school she was always attached with some writers associations. She liked to draw, she was the youngest member of the Association of Artists in Yugoslavia. She was also interested in photography. She played the accordion, it was an instrument of joy for her, at that time. Some tragedies that happened later distracted her from playing, but she wrote and drew more and more. She was interested in every kind of art that connects the people. Painter paints smiles with his colours, the musician composes the notes of peace, the singer brings joys with his voice and the writer touches the secret chambers of the heart with his words, and carries the listeners through dreams and desires… she was all in one. By profession Alma Delić Halar Tijanić is an Electrical Engineer and Trade Manager. She likes to write poetry for prevailing injustice touches her every nerve; she wants that the people should live in love all over the planet. She is a member of several associations of writers. Her poems have been published in many international anthologies. Special joy for her is that her poems were published for  five years in the international collection "Stihom Govorim" (“I Speak in Rhymes”). She wrote children's songs, love songs and stories. She started a novel; the circumstances will tell when she is finishing it. Haiku, Waku (Tanka) are my primary school deserts; she made a collection with several colleagues and made participation in Montenegro Haiku Anthology. She likes helping, so she helped many in correction and proofreading of their lyrics, and she is happy that they are now successful poets. Her songs are published in various magazines. Many of her colleagues from abroad are translating her songs into their languages, because they are of the opinion: they "felt something". She lived all life through hurdles, but lived through the conditions of war and peace, heroically.

Fareeha Manzoor

Hailing from Pakistan, Fareeha Manzoor is a young poet, essayist and a lecturer by profession. A dreamer by day, she is a thinker and writer by night. She is an avid reader, a travel enthusiast and an ardent nature-lover. She developed the taste for poetry as a child and started writing at an early age of 12. She attributes her love for literature to her mother’s love for poetry. Her works deal with themes like spiritualism, Sufism, peace, self-realization, happiness, poverty, nature and humor. She dreams of a peaceful world and believes in spreading love. She is a strong believer of the power of poetry. She believes that poetry is a universal tool and language that can bring people together and promote love, peace and harmony. Her poems have appeared in US-Magazine for the Youth (The News International), ‘Muse India’ and ‘The Hans India’. Her poem ‘Shhh!!!’ was published in ‘Divided Lines—A Poet’s Stance’ by Creative Talents Unleashed (CTU). She has also contributed her poems to the anthologies like ‘Fragrance of Asia’ and ‘Queen: Global Voices of 21st Century Female Poets’.

Arianita Hoxha

Arianita Hoxha, one of most prominent poets of democratic Albania, she was born, in Tirana, its capital, on July 31 7 1973. In her early age she was heeded by the literary circles, for her passionate and sincere verse, as she won the national prize as the best young poet in a national competition with the short poem "To My Mother", since then poetry became her goal and love of her life. After a short period of time, she came back to the literary scene with three books: The Awakening of Dreams, To Sleep with Stars and Listening to the Sound of Tears, they made her one of most read authors in her native country and abroad. Hundreds and hundreds of copies sold in more than 90 countries, she is admired and supported by thousands of fans. Arianita Hoxha is a recipient of many important and prestigious literary awards, such as Excellence Albania, Pen International and her poetry has already become part of different world anthologies.

Hela Jenayah Tekali

Hela Jenayah Tekali is an English teacher, exercising her profession at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Tunis, Tunisia. She is a young spiritual poetess who started writing poetry four years ago.  Mrs. Tekali is interested in a special theme in poetry which is Spiritual Philosophy. As she puts "I believe that Spirituality is the essence of human life. There can’t be a real, genuine and transparent vision of truth without a glimpse of Spirituality in our daily life and thereby, there is nothing wiser in the world than to be endowed with spiritual wisdom." "Spirituality is the Mystical face of religion…. Spirituality is the Mirror that reflects divine vision". "The soul is the essence of our existence. The human body is a mask, a mere Simulacrum. It is the soul that heals, enlightens our instinct and endows our desperate heart with energy, faith and light." "A soulless human being is like a beast wondering in a wild desert, unable to control its deep impulses, manipulates its uncontrollable desires, its intense ecstasy and its unmanageable lust after the material world." Hela Jenayah Tekali has recently published three books: Halos of Light published in June 2015, The Quest Of Love published in June 2017 And The Soaring of my Soul in February 2018.

Nnane Ntube

Nnane Ntube hails from Cameroon. She is a teacher with Bachelor's degree in English Language and a Bachelor's degree in Bilingual Studies obtained from the University of Yaounde 1. She has a Diploma in Bilingual letters from the Higher Teachers' Training College, Yaoundé 1. She is a Youths Envoy for Peace and democracy, a poet and writer, an activist for Change, and a founder of an artistic group Breaking Point which seeks to bring poetry to live using drama and music, As a socio-political poet, her main concern is to raise social consciousness for an eventual change of mindsets and behaviour in the society in which she lives, and in the world at large. Her poems have featured in many online magazines such as, Tuck Magazine, spillwords press, Atunis poetry, Bravearts Africa , Tushstories, 3mob.com, New ink review, Poetic Wednesdays etc. Her poem, "Not By my strength" featured in the online anthology of poems on Autism Awareness by the Different Truths magazine. Her poem "Change" won the Sprinklestoriez poetry competition on Change or Goal. Her short stories are published by Tushstories online magazine. She is a member of WM-World Poetic Front for Defending Women's Rights and a member of a poetry group called Poets' With a Difference (POWAD). Nnane uses poetry to voice out societal wrongs and her inner thoughts.