Prof. Bina Singh, born and brought up in Varanasi, obtained her PhD in English from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Literature is her passion and poetry first love. She is head of the department of English, Vasant Kanya Mahavidyalaya (BHU) Varanasi. She has been guest faculty at two International Academic Programmes- 1. American Institute of Indian Studies, Language Programme, Varanasi and 2. University of Wisconsin College yaar in India for nine years. She is an active member of various academic and socio cultural bodies. Presently Dr. Singh is president of Kashi Tatav Sabha of Theosophical Society of India, Varanasi. She is also coordinator of Spoken English Course recommended by University Grant Commission and approved by BHU. Her area of interest is fiction, Poetry, theatre, feminist literature and American literature. She has been teaching English literature and language for the last 35 years. Dr. Singh has authored books titled, Kingsley Amis: The Social Satirist, Spoken English (a book of Situational Conversation), Jhanvi Keeps ME Afloat (a collection of poems), Unsung Melody (a collection of poems), In Search (an anthology of poems). Her poems, articles and research papers have been published in national and international books and journals. She has organized, chaired and participated in various international and national conferences, literary festivals and workshops.
It's quite difficult to talk about my own person. I'll start by saying a few words about me. My name is Valentina Geambaşu and I am from Silicişte Gumeşti County, Teleorman County (from the village of Marin PREDA), the daughter of Şerban and Maria Genoiu, I live in Mioveni, Arges county. I saw the light of the day for the first time on an autumn day, on October 27th sometime ... Then it all started, my way through life, a poetry and a story. I graduated Alexandru Ioan Cuza High School (from Alexandria) following the MDACG Faculty of the University of Pitesti, TV courses 2017 Pitesti. A new chapter of life, other friends, other life experiences were followed with my employment at Dacia Automobile, from 1988 to the present. I love to read, to write to love ... I love everything that is beautiful, all that is with poetry I have been fancier of leftists in high school years, I have written for school, friends and acquaintances, but I never published at that time. The only diploma and memory I keep (of the three won in poetry competitions) is 1989 at Interjudean contest "Argeşule plai de dor".The editorial debut was in my "Last Dreams" my first appearance in an anthology of contemporary poetry, ... my soul book (June 1 at the Bookfeest Book International Book 2014. I stepped into this fascinating world of poetry in moments of life, longing for question marks, hoping that, just so, unloading the pains of my soul, the deceptions ... can go on and find some answers. ... to my destiny, a destiny often broken, ... the death of my little girl, my husband, my brother-in-law, my brother-in-law, who left two little girls orphaned, and last but not least, my mother's death was the drop filled the glass ... Then I started writing pain, pain, writing poetry (so that I could go on the spiny road of life and have the power to raise my own son, Catalin). But every time, with the help of God, I found the strength to move on. Then there were sunny days, filled with a smile, white nights in which I tried to put on the paper feelings and moments of my life and everyone transferring some of my soul into the poem of life: ""From the Petals of My Soul", Coauthor in: "My Poetry My Girlfriend", "Poems, Poems", "Immortal Love", "Journey in the Kingdom of Words", "Summer Illusions", "In The Memory of Adrian Paunescu" Collective volume) "Therapy through poetry" ,, Autumn Nostalgies "" In waiting for the promised kiss .... "Love beyond the dream" Preludes for butterflies "- the gala of poetry of love,. Book launch Drobeta Turnu Severin ... Flowers among flowers, coauthor 2017 Promoted in ASPRA Anthology (Writers' Association for the Promotion of Artistic Achievements 2015, in the Literature Political Literature Magazine, December 2015 and in USE 2016 Magazine and not last Late Dreams "my first appearance in an anthology of contemporary poetry, my soul book (June 1 at the Bookfeest Book Fair 2014), an event full of excitement and joy for each of us, courage and dedication! Publication and promotion in Anthology, "Anniversary," USE - anthology translated and disseminated in European Union countries, at County / National Libraries and at the Council of Europe. Published in WordPress, Citatepedia, Ecreator magazine 02 November 2016, in EgoLitera magazine, reviewing / promoting the book, Poll of Words, Authentic Dating in "Poll of Words", Couautor in Contemporary Anthology, "Eye Watching from Darkness" 26 Martie 2017 – Craiova, Launch Craiova ,, Love a lethal weapon, coauthor ...Contemporary Anthology. (County Library Alexandru and Aristia AMAN / Gorj County Council) 2017. Published Ecreator magazine 01.02 November 2017 and in EgoLitera magazine, and Soptana Magazine, "Interview with Valentina Geambaşu" by Adelina Sorescu. Publications in the Romanian Illustration , No.1-2 / Sept, Oct. 2017 under the aegis of the European Writers' Union, Posts and Publications in the Conflict Literature Magazine from 2015 to the present (2018), Publication No. 5/2018 of the Cultural Contrast, Author Vol, "FROM THE PETS OF MY SOUL" (Released at Mioveni, 17th of September 2014, 23rd of November at Gaudeamus, Bucharest, 2014, Vol. "Pollen of Words" (launched at Turnu-Severin October 14 and November 21, 2015 at Gaudeamus Bucharest , Author, Vol., "Poetry with angel wings", launched in November at Gaudeamus Bucharest 2016. (Prize of Poetry Education Union) in 2015 Prize of the Union of European Writers, Special mention at the International Poetry Competition Alexadru Macedonski "2015, 1st Prize at the National Competition (with International Participation)," Steaua Severinului ", 2016." Excellency Prize " 2014 and the Merit Diploma, offered by the Mioveni City Hall in the occasion of the awards ceremony. The Days of Mioveni, 2017. 3rd Prize at the Romanian Culture Festival (Craiova 4 November 2017). Publication in "The History of Romanian Literature from the Beginning of the 21st Century to the Present - Vol.1 Publishing in Rev. "Romanian Illustration" .2017 / 2018, "The best 33 Romanian post-revolutionary writers" - Literary Critique Mihai Marcu Publishing House Socrates 2018-01-28. Diploma of Excellence USE - "The European Writers' Union gives distinct presence to the economist Mrs. Valentina Geambaşu for outstanding merits in the field of literature , 28.01.2018, DIPLOMA OF EXCELLENCE /The International Romanian-Canado-American Starpress 2018 Magazine. I am a MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION WRITERS and MEMBER OF THE UNION OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF CREATING PEOPLE. Thank you all for your encouragement and gentleness by giving me appreciation, trust in everything I do (profession, family, artistic vocation ...) the joy of catching wings and discovering the miracles of poetry and life. A good thought to all my readers, ... but not least, the inhabitants of Mioveni, the Dacia family, my father and family from Silistea Gumeşti where I grew up, I learned to keep my steps and my life alive. In much of what I can say about myself, I leave you the lyrics to speak: All I write, write my soul / Painting hopes and dreams, / In a hurrying world, / Every time ... Thoughtful, I smiled.