Annie Johnson lives in the State of Indiana, in the USA. She is a widow and her daughter and son-in-law moved in with her when her husband of 56 years passed away. She has been writing poetry for over 60 years. She has written two 600 page novels also. Her cat Goldie, is her constant companion for 14 years. She feeds stray cats at her back door twice a day. She has three children; a son and two daughters and two grown grandchildren. She is a native American of the Shawnee Tribe and is proud of her heritage. Poetry is her first love, everything else is secondary.
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, 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 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 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.