Anshu Pal

Anshu Pal has been working with BMW Group in International Purchase for the last nine years. She is also an Author and Poet by Passion. She has been writing since her childhood. Her books “My Experiments with Love“, “Mayur“and “LET LOVE PREVAIL ON THE EARTH” have been the best seller in amazon internationally. She has been a part of poetry anthology like “That Indian Girl “ and recently released “Kahi Ankahi “, “Preet Meet Se” and “Kavya Sarita”. 

Her preferred languages of writing are English and Hindi (with Urdu) but she also writes in Punjabi. She loves to spread Love and Happiness as She strongly believes that the World needs more Love and all the hearts can be conquered with Love. Her mission is “LET LOVE PREVAIL ON THE EARTH “. She actively participates in poetry functions for different channels as well. She is available on youtube, her link is: www.youtube.com/c/authoranshupal, she has her own website the visitors may visit: www.anshupal.in

As a poet she has been greatly appreciated in 5th Global Literary Festival 2019 and in Aajtak Literary Festival ( mic ke laal) 2019. She has been titled ‘Face of the year of empowered women 2019’, she has been bestowed ‘Author of the year online Literary Festival by Ne8x 2019’ and ‘Shashwat Shrangaarik Samman in World Book Fair New Delhi by Nikhil publication 2020. She also have been bestowed ‘Kalam Ka Bhism Pitamah 2020 by Rashitrya Aanchalik Sahitya Sansthan’ and Sahitya ke sitaare 2020. She is in high spirit and aspires to render her vital role in world’s literature.

Shoshana Vegh

Shoshana Vegh was born in Israel in 1957 to her father Itzhak Feingold who was born in Poland and her mother Rivka was born in Tunis. She spent her childhood and youth in Ashkelon. She wrote poetry and diaries from an early age, but destiny meant writing to her in the wake of bereavement and she started writing when her brother Tuvia was killed in 1974 in an accident at his military service. She completed her Masters in Hebrew Literature from Bar Ilan University.

First her poems were published in anthology in 1980. She worked for many years as a high school teacher in Netanya. In 2000, she published her first novel, it was about the infatuation of a married woman on the Internet. In 2002 her second novel was published and later poetry and children's books were published over the years. In 2009, she founded a house of publishing called "Pyutit" that specializes in publishing poetry books. She wrote 16 books herself and edited over 100 books, poetry and prose. She also wrote commissioned books.

She was awarded a scholarship from the House of the President of the State of Israel for the first poetry book "The Coming of Madness". For the book "Sad Ones" from the Israel Foundation's scholarship. Books published by her house of publishing were awarded scholarships and recognition. She accompanies disabled writers and encourages the writers to start publishing books. She wrote articles on poets in Israel. She founded a group of poets who met and read poetry in the local area where she lives. She performed and performed poetry evenings in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Netanya.

Dr. Queen Sarkar

Dr. Queen Sarkar (b.1991), is an Assistant Professor, researcher, poet and translator from India. She has pursued her PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in Contemporary Indian English Poetry, ranging across a variety of themes and theories: like, cosmopolitanism, adaptation and appropriation, curation, translation, white space, line breaks and ekphrasis. The title of her thesis is “A Poetics of Cosmopolitanism: Contemporary Indian English Poetry and the Shared Global Poetic Imaginary”.

As a poet she has been invited to literary conferences, events and festivals in various parts of India - Yercaud Poetry Festival (invited as a panelist), Tamil Nadu; Cochin Lit Fest, Cochin, Amaravati Poetic Prism 2019- 5th International Multilingual Poets’ Meet, Vijaywada, Chennai Poets’ Circle Meet, Chennai, Prime International Poetry Fest, Mannarkkad. She was invited as Guest of Honour in World Thinkers and Writers’ Peace meet organized by the International Society for Intercultural Studies and Research (2019).

She was awarded a certificate for poetry recitation by Padma Vibushan Dr Sitakant Mahapatra in Amaravati Poetic Prism: International Multilingual Poets’ Meet on (2019). In addition to this she has secured second position in Hindi Poetry Competition, organized by the Rajbhasa Vibhag, IIT Kharagpur (2018). She has also secured first position in a poetry competition in the Annual Competition, organized by the City Delegacies, Banaras Hindu University (2012). She was awarded with H.P Roy Memorial Award for ‘Best Performance in Elocution’ for the year 2007-2008 organised by DAV, Bariatu.

Her poetry has been published in various international journals and anthologies including, Global Poetry: International Anthology of Poems, Setu: A Bilingual and Peer - Reviewed Journal of Literature, Arts, and Culture (Pittsburgh, USA), Amaravati Poetic Prism, Efflorescence (CPC 2019), and  Museindia (My Space).

It was while pursuing her HSC from DAV Bariatu, Ranchi that she gave a serious thought to focus on the study of English language and Literature. Given the environment at home and her father's profession as a professor of Hindi and the sustained inspiration given by her grandfather, Late Shri Jagadish Chandra Mitra through his powerful rendition of poetry and narration of stories, she realized that her mind is a fertile region for a serious study of languages and literature. This steered her to take up English literature for her Undergradution from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India and Postgraduation from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Right now she is focusing on composing and reciting or rather performing poetry in English, Hindi and Bangla.

As a researcher, her research articles, book reviews and papers have been published in various international journals including Setu, Ashvamegh Indian Journal of English Literature, Poetcrit, Creative Forum, Conifers Call: Shimla Journal of Poetry and Criticism, The Volcano: An Eruption of Literary Lava. Her review of Sudeep Sen’s collection of poems, Fractals (Poetry Beyond Boundaries: A Review of Sudeep Sen’s Fractals) has also been incorporated in Wings Press, Barnes & Noble (Editorial Reviews), Booktopia (Industry Reviews), Independent Publishers Group (Reviews).

She was invited by the University of Kentucky, Lexington to moderate a session titled, “Exclusion, Displacement, and Adaptation” in the KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Conferences (2018). Here paper titled, “A Song for Every Voice: Tales of Dissent in Karthika Nair’s Until the Lions” was selected in the 2018 KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Conferences, organized by The University of Kentucky, Lexington.

During her M.Phil from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (2014), she has done her research on New Zealand literature and the precarious existence of women in the sex industry and its subculture. The title of her M.Phil research is ‘A Lesbian Critical Study of Raewyn Alexander’s Fat’. This study has decoded the conventional gender roles which focused only on a woman’s genital sexual desire with another woman as the definition of lesbian. The concept of  ‘woman identified woman’ and ‘lesbian continnum’ has been expanded in this work, under the supervision of prominent poet Dr R.K Singh.

As an Assistant Professor of communication she has provided training to Korean and Syrian students to augment their English Communication proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing and personality development. She was also invited as a Resource Person and Speaker by the PG Department of English N.S.S. College Ottapalam for SPOT: One Day Workshop on Communication Skills Enhancement on 17th February, 2020. Invited as a guest for the Association Inauguration of the Department of English – Lingua Franca 2019. She has successfully completed all required elements (learning outcomes, assignments and projects) of the online courses (Business Management & Travel and Tourism) from Oxford Home Study College. Sarkar has also organized National Conference on “New Paradigms of Management” conducted by General Management Area of Rajagiri Business School on 28th January, 2020. She has organized presentation on Environmental issues to create awareness among the students. This presentation also focused on the formulation of Environmental Impact Assessment Policy/ Green Business Plan/ Environmental Sensitive Policy for a particular Industry or an Organization.

Sarkar has been appointed to work as an Ambassador for Climate Action Group: Global Youth Action Climate Initiative effective since February 2020. She is part of a growing community of millions of people worldwide who have come together in support of taking urgent steps to halt the growing climate crisis.

She has achieved the “Top Four Young Innovators of Jharkhand” award by State Consultation on Innovation, organized by Government of Jharkhand and Centre for Innovations and Public Systems, Hyderabad (2013).

She is certified as “Cesim Certified Trainer” by Mr. Veijo Kyosti (CEO, Cesim) on 29th November, 2019.

Sarkar is also a premium member of Motivational Strips (honoured with Gold rated membership) as per the nomination received from MSARC member Muhammad Shanazar, Shiju H. Pallithazheth, along with additional consultation with President-Advisory Kairat Duissenov Parman.

 

Prince Steve Oyebode

Prince Steve Oyebode , married, a law enforcement agent, forensic and correctional Psychologist, astute criminal Investigator , diplomat , Poet and Writer. He was born in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, Nigeria to the family of Oyebode Royal Dynasty, the present day Olokuku of Okuku, Okuku, the headquarters of Odo Otin local government, Osun state, Nigeria. He studied Microbiology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife , Osun state before he later bagged Masters of Science in Legal, Criminology and Security Psychology from the premier University of Ibadan, Oyo state , Nigeria. He is a graduate member of Nigeria Institute of Management and so also a senior member of Chartered Institute of public Diplomacy and Management.

He had core sciences as academic background (physics , chemistry and biology ) but his natural prowess in the field of Art and literature propelled him to become a renowned poet of note who writes and inspires people all over the world with his poetic works on a daily basis. He has written many poems and articles at different groups and platforms. He has received certificates endorsing his poetry proficiency and dexterity from different groups. He writes and shares his poems with Motivational strips, poetic group POEMarium, World nation writers' union, world foundation for peace, world literary academy, world union of poets London, World Literary forum for peace and human rights, Inked with Magic, Konnect E-zine, Asian literary Society, English poets etc. His works have received both local, national and international accolades . His poems have been published in some Anthologies and also published in the blog section of Asian literary Society official website. He recently received a premium membership of the Motivational strips and also currently a Chief administrator of Inked with Magic poetic group.

Prince Steve Oyebode is a chapter president of Apostles of peace International ( Osogbo, Osun state Chapter ) ,a Christian Philanthropists groups who have peace as their center focus and who reaches out to those in need from time to time.

His career endeavours premised on these areas; Investigative psychology and Criminal law, Security Behaviour and Crime control , Intelligence and Information gathering, Conflict resolution with Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism, Psychology of policing and law enforcement, Crime scene Investigation, Litigation support, Searching and examining physical traces , Examining contact trace materials associated with crime and so on.

His life anchored on how to make the world a better place. He believes in making people happy through kindness of different forms.

 

Fatima Zohra

Fatima Zohra was born in Hazaribagh, a small town in the state of Jharkhand, India on 14th of November 2002. She discovered her call for writing at a tender age. She’s been writing since grade 4.  So far she’s been published in various national and international anthologies namely:

  • Chorus From the Canary Hill: Poetry From Here And Now, DAV Hzb, 2018
  • Unloved: An Anthology by PepperScript, 2018
  • A Book Called Home, published by Half Baked Bean, 2019
  • Shadow Of The Soul, published by Oxigle Publishing House, 2019
  • Talk Of The Dawn, published by Haneul Publications, 2019
  • UNREAD 2020, published by Author’s Ink Publications, 2020

She is an avid reader and an introvert but ls worth having a deep conversation with. If ever lost, find her in the nearest library or the woods. At times she finds her existence strange and that is when verses knock her door. She describes herself in three words “young, numb and woke” and is a sanskrit fanatic! She’s the youngest author of her state and has several regional as well as national awards to her credits including:

  • Over All Champion at National level Ram Vilas Sharma Memorial Open Classroom Meet, 2018
  • Titled as ‘The Youngest Author of Jharkhand’ aged 15
  • 9th National N D Grover Memorial Creative Dialogues In English, 2018
  • 2nd best writer at the Poetry Workshop organized by ‘Out Of Bonds Project’, Newcastle University and the University Of Stirling, UK, 2018.
  • Over All Champion at National Level Sri Aurobindo Memorial Creative Writing in English, 2017
  • National N D Grover Memorial Critical Thinking Conclave, 2017

 

She is an explorer. Taking up new challenges she fuels her soul. She’s a high school student and is open to new possibilities. She loves music and doing illustration. She finds herself deeply connected with the nature. She finds her home in art and art finds its refuge in her.