Alok Mishra is a poet, editor, reviewer, blogger and teacher, residing currently in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. He is the founder and president of poetic group World Peace And Harmony Association. He is a legal member of Hafrikan Prince Art World, South Africa. He was born in Ghazipur, UP in 1981. He is the third child of his parents, Mrs. Shanti Mishra and Mr, Chandra Kant Mishra. He has one brother and two sisters. His wife, Garima Mishra is also a government teacher. From very childhood he has been a lover of Nature. He got his education in his home town Fatehpur, UP. He has a master degree in English Literature from Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj University Kanpur, UP and a degree of M.Phil. in the topic “Wordsworth’s Pantheism in Relation to the Modern Ecological Context”. He is greatly inspired by the legendry Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore.
He has had a keen interest in writing poems since a very young age. His poems have been published in several global anthologies i.e. O Sweetwst Love: A Timeless Treasure, Thoughts and Nature Anthology, Creative Corner: crafting Emotions, Dreams Anthology, Vasudha, Immagine & Poesia E-Book, volume 4, 2017, Symphony of Peace, Voices Of Humanity Vol.4, Creative Corner: crafting Emotions, Indifaring Muse: An Anthology of Poems, Fragrance of Love, Complexion Based Discrimination, Peace Lover, Heart to Heart, Heartistry, Leaves of Poet Tree, NIGERIA, Love at First Sight, Anthology on Spring, Infinity, Fragrance of Asia, and many others, and various national and international journals and websites including Different truths, Setu, Indian Periodicals, Youth Shades, Soflay Literary Magazine, Destiny Poets, Duane’s Poe Tree, e.t.c. His book “Spiritual Realizatio” which is the collection of his spiritual poems was published in 2017.
Some burning issues like rape, terrorism and discriminatory practices for females, downtrodden and common people take place symbolically in his poems. Mainly he writes in free verse. Sonnets and the Japanese genre of poetry in English language consisting haiku and tanka are also included in his works. He loves to write poems on spiritual humanism and romance. A note of mysticism is found in his several poems. His poems are centered on love and life.
As the president of the poetic group he organizes poetry contests in his group and judges the entries in the contests.
He has been conferred upon with several awards for his literary works:
The magazine Different Truths conferred on him the award of “Winner of the Popular Category” on May, 2017.
He was invited and felicitated in 10th Guntur International Poetry Fest, 2017 with a stole and trophy.
He was bestowed upon with double cross gold medal by the president of World Union of Poets, Italy for his poem “Discrimination”.
His poem “Peaceful Earth” was awarded with the International Golden Pen Award as one of the best poems of 2017 by Literary Group “Petals of Amaltas, India”.
Besides these, he has been awarded several times with Gold, Bronze and Silver medals in Poetry Contests.
Recently, The International Anthology “Ripples of Peace: An Anthology of Peace Poems” edited by Alok Mishra has been published by Vishwabharti Research Center, India. At present he works on “Tales of Mythic Romance”.