Gurjeet Kour Ghuman


Gurjeet Kour Ghuman is a active social activist running an NGO, The Sara, the organization works for suicide prevention and distress management in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. She heads the organization that has been widely recognized for selfless effects to work on various issues faced by the society. She was born on 20th November 1973, at Srinagar, Kashmir. She has boundless love for poetry and literature, her poetry reflects her passion for soulful poetry that is amalgamation of soulful romance with delights of Mother Nature. She is the author of Elysian Petals. Her book has featured among top 100 debut books in India. Her poems have been featured in number of poetry anthologies. Living in the world of poesy, she feels herself a student of this wonderful art, she takes solace in the universe of words.  While pursuing the art of poetry she keeps passion for language alive. She used her verses to condense pieces of life's journey into cherishable fragments and originate strings of words one can look back to relish. Her spouse is a police officer, she is a mother of a teenaged son, and life to her is a rollercoaster ride with its own challenges and blessings. 

Alan Liew

Mr Alan Liew is a Malaysian of Chinese origin, he is a resident in Kuala Lumber,  the federal capital of Malaysia. He studied in an English school, Methodist Boys School, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Secondary school). For his higher education he studied at Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM) in Mechanical Engineering. He was a specialist in mechanical services in various various types of buildings. He was involved in the " design and specification " work such as air conditioning,  mechanical ventilation, refrigeration (cold rooms),  lifts and escalators, fighting systems,  plumbing and sanitation,  hot and cold piping systems etc. Besides being a consultant for buildings,  he was involved in the following activities 
 
1) he was appointed by the ministry of Labor,Manpower and Training to serve as chairman (for almost 5 years)  for the air conditioning and refrigeration section of the Lembaga Latihan Perindustrian dan Persijilan Ketukangan ( the National Industrial Trade Testing And Certification Board). He also " chaired " the committee in the drafting,  reviewing of syllabus and trade standard,  and also conducted air conditioning and refrigeration examinations in Malaysia.
 
2) He was a member of the steering committee for the formation of the Association of Air Conditioning Contractors and had served as " Alternate Vice President ".
 
3) He was elected as a treasurer for the steering committee and had assisted in the drafting and preparation of the: Bylaws and constitutions for the formation of the Local  Chapter of the American Society of Heating,  Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers.  He was also elected as a Treasurer for the Local Chapter after obtaining approval from the Register of Society. 
 
His interest in poetry writing started when he was in lower secondary schools (form 2),  He composed poems and had submitted to the news paper , a few of his poems were selected and published in the news paper,  the Malay Mail.  That was in the 1950s. Since then he had been continually writing poetries.  In fact he is an active blogger, and has been composting poems in his blog.  He would post his poems in the FB to share with his FB friends . His blog : tehtarikpoet.blogspot.comIn addition,  he would post his poems in various poetic forums or groups such as the Motivational Strips Group,  the Global Literary Society Group,  the (PEP)  the Pakistani English Poets groups, the Literature Lovers' Association groups, the Best Poet and Poetesses of the world group, the Whorled Wide Writers group, the Elegant Poetry group, the Bhutan Poetry And Literature group, the Soul Thoughts Poetry group,  etc, . In fact he is a member of most major poetic groups .  The various topics of poems he has written are love and romance,  nature,  global  warming and climate change,  tsunami and earthquake,  peace and anti war, charity, fairy-tales,  poems with stories,   and poems of everyday life..  etc. He is a sliver member of the, Motivational Strips and had been conferred, the award of GOLDEN DOVES OF PEACE.

Neetu Vaid Sharma

Poetess and author Neetu Vaid Sharma is a proud Jalandharite who is replete with her love for literature. From a smart as well as small city Jalandhar (Punjab) India, she has earned her birth, education, teaching career and last but not the least her romantic poetic path.  She is not only a published author and poet but also Assistant Professor in foreign language; French, Instructor and Web Columnist. Her five solo poetry books include-

  • PASSIONATE PLEASURE PEARLS consisting of fifty three poems
  • I AM PENNED DOWN consisting of fifty poems
  • QUEEN’S QUIET PASSIONQUAKE (A collection of Oozing Odes and Slicing Sonnets) consisting of  forty nine poems
  • AMOROUS INTIMACIES ITCHING ALL OVER includes fifteen poems and five short stories
  • BE YOU includes twenty poems and two short stories

These books are available on Famous websites like LULU, AMAZON AND BARNESANDNOBLES.  Soon her sixth book of poems is going to be published under the title EVERY INCH I, ALL HE. Her ink has been applauded by many contemporary poets at international platforms and also received relishing reviews to read. ONE OF HER POEM Heart’s Color box is melodiously narrated by Alan Johnson and is available on You Tube. Her book I Am Penned Down was showcased at Frontier Middle School at O’ Fallon, Missouri. 

Neetu Vaid Sharma is often featured in Wildfire Publications Magazine: an international magazine. She has won a Bronze Award for her story “My Mysterious Morning Buddies” and for her poem “Only Oasis.” She was also jeweled with the title of Author of the Month in May 2017 in Wildfire Publications Magazine. She is also a regular contributor of “Our Poetry Archive” - an online poetry journal. Her short story “Nearness to Life” is also published in an anthology “Unofficial Meri Kahani” by Lab Academia Research Centre. 

Her poems have also been published in multiple anthologies chiefly naming:

  • United Global Sisterhood
  • Tried, Tested and True poets from Across the Globe
  • Within and Beyond Shores (Volume iii)
  • Heart to Heart- A Bouquet of Valentine’s Day Love Poems
  • Petals of Love- An Anthology of Poems.
  • The Skinny On Eating Fresh( Anthology of Recipes) 

Her poems are available on “Story Mirror” and “High on Poems” sites’ portals. Story Mirror has awarded her with appreciation for contributing unique English to the literary world. She is pursuing her PhD in American Literature from GNA University (Phagwara, Punjab).  She was awarded with BEST PAPER AWARD on January 4, 2018 for her research accomplishments. Her research paper will soon be featured in research book titled Research Progeny. She writes research papers and book reviews also.  She has participated in many National as well as International Seminars and Conferences. She is pro-actively associated with an erudite literary forum- Litspark, a literary platform encapsulating intellectual minds from literature background and was awarded by Litspark on her first book launch ceremony. She got GOLDEN BOOK AWARD on penning four poetry books in a year by ENGLISH HUB, Jalandhar. Many literary competitions in various reputed schools and university have been garnished by her gracious presence as judge and special guest. 

The poetess is an active member of many poetry groups on social media sites. Her upcoming lit-projects include a book of sparkling sensitive litballs, a book of poems (in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu language) and more English poesy shades to shelter under. Neetu Sharma is presently running her own English Academy NEWLYTE BRAINERY in her city- Jalandhar (India).

 

Maria Do Sameiro Barroso

Maria Do Sameiro Barroso, born in Braga (Portugal) in 1951, considered as one of the most original voices of modern Portuguese poetry, is a member World Nations Writers' Union and Chief representative WNWU in Portugal. She is appointed a Chief editor journal-almanac for literature and art 'Galamshar adebieti – Global litera'.

She is a multilingual poet, a Germanist, translator, essayist and researcher in the areas of Portuguese and German Literature; also a medical doctor and a researcher of History of Medicine; Vice President of the Portuguese Pen Club between 2012-2014, Portuguese Cultural Delegate of the Poetic Lyceum of Benidorm, and Honorary Member of the Circle of Mozambican Writers in the Diaspora. Her poems are featured in over one hundred national and international journals and anthologies, published in over twenty languages. She is often invited to national and international poetry festivals.

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Madhumita Sinha

Madhumita Sinha is an HR professional, a published author of a poetry book ‘Heartbeats ‘ 72 random beats from my heart. A prolific poet she contributes her poetry in numerous international as well national literary journal . She loves to perform on her own creations at various forums and poetry clubs . She being an avid Toastmaster loves her stage presence and also enjoys judging various contests at corporates and management colleges.. She is known for her strong voice in her poetry which are women centric besides touching other emotions of life. A true romantic at heart love is her strongest emotion she enjoys Penning on and performing.In 2019 she is featured for her poetry in 6  different anthologies by Indian and international publications besides numerous published works in international and national literary journals .