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51, Hadda Sendoo (Mongolia) is an acclaimed and well-celebrated poet, writer, publisher, and organizer from Mongolia. He is the founder of the WORLD POETRY ALMANAC and other literary ventures with an international flavour. He is the author of 15 books of poems. He got many awards including “Poet of the Millennium”, “the Mongolian Writers Union Prize”, and “the Pinnacle of Achievement for poetry (USA 2010)”.

52, Ayo Ayoola-Amale (Nigeria) is acknowledged as a poet and artist for positive social change. She enjoys going into schools as a committed advocate of poetry who has seen the critical role that poetry plays as an important catalyst for learning stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities. Her poems are concerned with confronting the problem of violence, racism, and the breakdown of the human community.

Imdada Akash53 Imdad Aakash (Pakistan) A poet and writer. His first published poetry book was -“This is how our dreams are made”. His latest book of poems: Beyond Dream. He writes in Urdu, Panjabi, Sindhi. He is the founder of the Progressive Writers Association in Islamabad. He is the coordinator of the World Poetic Movement in Pakistan. He also serves as a trustee for Pakistan’s Peace and Human Rights Commission.


54 Yesim Agaoglu (Turkey ) is a multidisciplinary artist and a poet from Turkey. She has published 7 poetry books in Turkey and two Poetry books in Azerbaijan that have made her famous as a feminist poet in the literature scene of Turkey. She is a member of the International PEN. She has also had four solo exhibitions displaying her contemporary art.

kesab55 Keshab Sigdel (Nepal) is a poet and writer, member of the World nation writers’ union, and chief representative WNWU in Nepal. He is the recipient of literary awards, ‘Bhanubhakta Swarna Padak’(2014) and ‘Kalashree Srijana Puraskar’(2015).

56 Jagari Mukherjee (India) is a poet and reviewer based in Kolkata, Ijagarindia. Her latest book, The Elegant Nobody, was published by Hawakal Publishers in January 2020. She is the winner of the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2018 for Book Review, Poeisis Award for Excellence in Poetry 2019, and also the recipient of Reuel International Prize for Poetry 2019, among other awards.

Meyar57 Meyer Gao (China ) A popular contemporary Chinese poet and Chairman of the China Twelve Back International Poetry Festival. She has many collections of poetry books. Her poetry is a combination of strong emotions in soft words. She has been invited to different poetry festivals around the world.

Savithri photo May 202058 Savithri Rajeevan (India )  is a poet and short story writer from Kerala. She received the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award for her widely anthologized poem Ammaye Kulippikkumbol (2018). Savithri has received the Kamala Surayya Award (2010), The H.R.D.Fellowship (1995), Udaya Bharti National Award for Poetry (1994), and the Kunjupilla Smaraka Award (1991), served as the Vice-Chairperson of Lalitha Kala Academy, Kerala (2006-2010). Her works have been anthologized in different international languages.

Vivek Narayan59 Vivek Narayanan (India/Zambia )was born in India and raised in Zambia. He earned an MA in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and an MFA in creative writing from Boston University. He was a fellow at the Redcliffe Institute, Harvard University (2013-14) and a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library (2015-16) while working on a book of poems about the ancient Indian epic poem Ramayana. His books of poetry include Universal Beach, Life and Times of Mr S, and the forthcoming AFTER a Writing Through Valmiki’s Ramayana.

nitoo das60 Nitoo Das (India) is a birder, bird photographer, and poet. Her first collection of poetry, Boki, was brought out in 2008, and her second, Cyborg Proverbs, in 2017. Her work has been published in several anthologies and journals like Poetry International Web, Pratilipi, Muse India, Eclectica, North East Review, Poetry with Prakriti, Vayavya, Poetry at Sangam, Uncanny Magazine, Almost Island, Diaphanes, The Indian Quarterly, etc. Das teaches literature at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

 arjun Rajendra-161 Arjun Rajendran (India) has been called one of the most versatile, contemporary Indian poets of today, who is currently working on his fourth manuscript, was the Charles Wallace Fellow for Creative Writing at the University of Sterling, Scotland in 2018 and is the Poetry Editor of The Bombay Literary Magazine.

Shakhawat Tipu62 Shakhawat Tipu (Bangladesh) is a distinguished bilingual poet, editor, translator, and critical thinker from Bangladesh. His poems translated in Spanish, Italian, Greek, Serbian, Slovenian and English. He published seven poetry books and an art critic book. His poems appeared in so many national and international magazines and anthologies.


63 Zingonia Zingone (Italy) A poet/writer/translator/culture activist. She writes in Italian, very well versed in Spanish also. She has many anthologies of poetry and widely translated in international languages, writes a monthly review of international poetry for the Italian digital magazine Minerva. She is the founder of the “Free from Chains Poetry Movement” in a Roman prison reserved for men.

22549694_10211082825328740_5709719279384843123_n64 Sarah Ines (Germany )is a German writer/performer/vocal artist, culture manager, and curator. For her poetry is a punk and the private is political and vice versa. Therefore she crosses the brain and heart and body as well as literature, visual arts, and music. She is a curator of the Schamrock Festival. She also is a board member of the Karin-Struck-Stiftung e.V., a non-profit foundation, which holds the literary estate of her mother, the German writer Karin Struck.

AB_Poetry_JamesTsau65 Angelina Bong (Malaysia) is a Malaysian poet/visual artist with a background in Fashion. She represented Malaysia at the 3rd Delphic Games 2009 in the lingual-art-poetry category in Jeju Island, South Korea, she has been performing poetry in different countries. She is published online and in print including several poetry festival anthologies. She held her first solo poetry and art exhibition after completing seven weeks art-writing residency at Toji Cultural Foundation, Wonju, South Korea in 2018

Sudeep Sen 2 by Simi S. 201966 Sudeep Sen (India) His prize-winning books include Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (Harper Collins), Rain, Aria, The Harper Collins Book of English Poetry (editor), Fractals: New & Selected Poems|Translations 1980-2015 (London Magazine Editions), EroText (Vintage: Penguin Random House) and Kaifi Azmi: Poems|Nazms (Bloomsbury). Sen is the first Asian honoured to speak and read at the Nobel Laureate Festival. The Government of India awarded him the senior fellowship for “outstanding persons in the field of culture/literature.

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67 Jonaki Ray (India) educated in IIT Kanpur India and the USA (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). After a short stint as a software engineer, she returns to her first love writing. She has been awarded and shortlisted for numerous prizes including First Prize at the 2017 Oxford Brookes International Poetry Contest (EAL) and shortlisted at the 2018 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Contest. Additionally, she is a Pushcart (Zoetic Press, USA) and Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre) nominee. Her work has been published in The Rumpus, Southword Journal, Cha, Lunch Ticket, Indian Literature, Wire India, Indian Express, and elsewhere.

rajat krishna68 Rajat Krishna (India) is a professor and poet from Chattisgarh, India. He is well known as the voice of youth in the poetry field. He has published a poetry collection “Chattis Jano Wala Ghar” and has also published a research book “Samay ke Shabd” based on youth poetry. He is the editor of the literary magazine “Sarvanaam”.

chandra mohan69 Chandramohan S (India )is an Indian English Dalit poet based in Trivandrum, Kerala. His poems were shortlisted for Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize 2016. His second collection of poems titled “Letters to Namdeo Dhasal” was a runner up at M.HARISH GOVIND memorial prize instituted by POETRY CHAIN. He was instrumental in organizing literary meets of English poets of Kerala for the Ayyappa Panicker Foundation in addition to being a fellow at the international writing program (IWP) at the University of Iowa.

suman barua70 Suman Tinku (India) is a poet/theatre activist and director. He started writing in his early school days, Suman involved himself actively with the movement and kept writing political poetry. He dreams the world would be the heaven for proletariat one day.

 Ra Sh- Photo71 Ra Sh (Ravi Shankar N) India has published three collections of poetry, Architecture of Flesh (Poetrywala), The Bullet Train and other loaded poems (Hawakal) and Kintsugi by Hadni (RLFPA). He has also published poems in many national and international, online and print magazines. He has translated many poems from Malayalam and Tamil languages to English and vice versa.

arvind kumar72 Arvind Kumar India Story and Drama writer, poet, satirist, critic, and cultural activist. Two short story books – “Raat ke Khilaaf” and “Kanjee House Ewam Anya Kahaniyan”—one poetry book “Aao Koyee Khwab Bunen”, One Satire Collection “Rajneetik Kirana Store” and Three Drama published in various literary magazines.

aminur rahman73 Aminur Rahman (Bangladesh) is one of the most known poets in abroad from Bangladesh. He has published six collections of poems in Bangla. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He is a renowned writer and art critic and has three prose books in his credit. As an accomplished translator, he has translated twelve books of poetry and edited few poetry magazines and books including SAARC Anthology of poems and short stories. As an invited author, Aminur Rahman has read his work world-wide at various international art & literary festivals, universities and cultural venues.

74 Chary Gumeta Chiapas, (Mexico) poet/cultural promoter. She116363233_10158521545763887_6103091534696161993_n (1) has participated in Festivals, Book Fairs, Colloquia and National and International Seminars. She has published in various media and has been recognized in several countries. Through the anthology VOCES DE AMERICA LATINA, her texts are part of the Chair of Literature a Hunter College of New York. She has many published books in her credit. She is the Coordinator of the FIPCSC Poetry Festivals and the Posh Project.

rajendra Prasad75 Rajendra Prasad (India) Is a widely read new-generation Kannada poet. He published many poetry collections like ‘lovana Kanasu’, Brecht Effect , Kovi mattu kolalu etc. And got a few poetry awards for his works. He lives in Mandya. Southern India.

76 Dibyajyoti Sharma (India )Is an English Poet based in Delhi and runs Red River is an independent poetry publishing veDibya Jyoti Sharmanture with very  limited ambition; publish a few good poetry collections, especially of new poets.

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77 Syam Sudhakar (India) Is an award-winning bilingual poet who writes in English and Malayalam. Holding a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Madras, he is now based in Kerala.

78 G. Sasi India Was born in Madhuraveli, Kottayamdistrict of Kerala. His parents Gopalan and Kuttippennu worked as coolies and they lived in the Ayamkudi slum colony. Sasi, after completing his school education went to college but could not continue the studies. His poems were published in Malayalam in Dynamic Action, Adhasthitha Navodhana bali kakkaMunnani Bulletin, Yukthi Rekha, Samakaleena Kavitha, Manorajyam, etc. Falling prey to about of deep depression, G. Sasi committed suicide in his house in theAyamkudi slum in 2002. The collection of his poems, “Balikkakka” was published in 2001.

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79 Umesh Paswan (India) Is a poet writing in the Maithili language. He was awarded Sahitya Akademiyuva puraskar for the year 2018 for his collection “Varnit Rasa”. He runs a school for the underprivileged.

vinita80 Vinita Agarwal (India) Is an award-winning poet, editor, translator, and curator. She is the author of four books of poetry. Her work has been widely published and anthologized. She is on the advisory board of the Tagore Literary Prize.

Deema81 Deema Mahmood ( Egypt) A poet, a  voiceover, audio narrator, storyteller, and dubbing actor. After teaching mathematics, Computer science for years, she has preferred the artistic line, she has two published books in her credit.

82 Hussein Habasch( Kurdistan)Hussein Habasch He wrote a large number of books, a selection of his poems have been published in numerous international poetry anthologies. He participated in many international festivals of poetry including Colombia, Nicaragua, France, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Germany, Romania, Lithuania, Morocco, Ecuador, El Salvador, Kosovo, Macedonia, Costa Rica, Slovenia, China, Taiwan, and New York City.


83 Claus Ankersen (Denmark )Is originally trained as a cultural anthropologist, writes poetry, prose and non-fiction, and translates, does literary activism and work with cross-disciplinary hybrids with the word as a constant element. He is the author of fifteen books having performed and worked with his literature in more than twenty countries all over the world. His work is translated in many international languages.

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84 Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca (India) Is a published poet and short   Fiction Writer.  She was born and raised in a Jewish family in Bombay and educated in India and Oxford. Her work is strongly influenced by her father, the late poet Nissim Ezekiel. She has been a teacher for over four decades, in International schools in India and Canada.

85 Longbir Terang (India) Is aIMG_3670 - Copy Karbi poet and translator hailing from Diphu, Karbi Anglong (Northeast India). He has written two books in Karbi-Sengve Alunjir Vol.I (collection of love poems) and Karbi Ahirjir Aklong Alam Kangsirdam Vol.I (critical writings). He has also co-translated and edited some Karbi books. He is associated with literary organizations in the district and also engaged in various research activities as well as programmes to promote Karbi culture, literature, and identity.

vijayan86 Aswin Vijayan ( India )Is a poet, postgraduate in Poetry from the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. His poems have been published in The Bombay Literary Magazine, Verse of Silence, The Tangerine, and Coldnoon among others. Aswin was long listed for Toto Funds Arts Award 2020 for Creative Writing (English). He is also an Assistant Professor at the Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, the Managing Editor at The Quarantine Train and a reader for Nether Quarterly’s revival issue.

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87 Muhsine Arda (Turkey )is a Turkish poet, novelist, and essayist. Muhsine’s work has been extensively published in Turkey, including five volumes of poetry, short stories, essays, and a novel (Intihar Gozyaslari, which is also available in Spanish and Swedish). Many of her poems have been translated into other languages as well. A staunch advocate of Women’s Rights, her feminist viewpoint is reflected in much of her writing, which also addresses such “taboo” subjects as women’s sexuality, physical disability, and suicide.

sivakami-288 Sivakami Velliangiri (India) Is a senior poet, born in Madras and brought up at Trivandrum, and now living in Chennai. She is Founder Member and Co-Coordinator of ‘The Quarantine Train’, an online Poetry Workshop of Lockdown, curated by Arjun Rajendran ‘How We Measured Time’ is her debut poetry book.

Kareva,_Doris.IMG_6690 (2)89 Doris Kareva (Estonia) is a senior Estonian poet and translator. She serves as the head of the Estonian National Commission in UNESCO. Kareva’s poetry was translated to 18 languages as of 2014. She has more than 15 poetry anthology in her credit. She is a recipient of a number of state awards, including two Estonian State Cultural Awards and the Order of the White Star.

90  Philip Meersman (Belgium)- Multilingual poet/performer Philip philipMeersman pushes boundaries of poetry in both written and spoken form, drawing on current affairs, sociopolitical, and environmental issues. His work has been performed in more than 11 countries and translated into 13 languages. He is a co-founder of DAstrugistenDA, the artiest encollectief JA! BruSlam, and the president of BAAZ.

91 Gaston Bellemare Gaston (Canada )President & Founder of the International Poetry Gaston DSCN2132 blancoynegroFestival (Festival International de la Poesie), co-founded the Ecrits des Forges, Having chaired the Association Nationale des Editeurs de Livres (National Association of Publishers), He is also the president of Copibec (2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2012-2013), of the Festival International de la Poesie (since 1985), of Hector de Saint-Denys-Garneau Foundation hives and Library), and he sits on numerous cultural juries. He also created 10 poetry prizes including the Festival International de la Poesie Grand Prix Quebecor.

92 M.P. Pratheesh( India) mp1(born 1987) poet and photographer. He has published six collections of poetry in Malayalam. His poems/images have appeared in kavyabharati, The Bombay Review, Keralakavitha,, Indian Literature and elsewhere.

ankush-193 Ankush Banerjee (India )is a poet, mental health professional, and researcher based in Delhi. His maiden collection of poems An Essence of Eternity was published by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi in 2016. His work has appeared in various national and international journals. In his free time, he can be found collecting bookmarks and frying fish in one among six different ways for his perpetually hungry cats, Simba and Boi.

ashok vajpeyi94 Ashok Vajpeyi ( India )is an eminent poet/critic with fifteen books of poetry. He has published several volumes of criticism, on poetry, literature, the visual arts, and Indian classical music. Translations of his poetry have appeared in French, Polish, German, English, and many Indian. A recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Dayavati Kavi Shekhar Samman, and Kabir Samman, he has also been decorated by the French and Polish governments. A major institution-builder and a cultural activist, he lives in Delhi.

95 John Guzlowski( Polish-America)john G He is a Polish-American poet and novelist whose works have been reviewed in the premier newspapers in the US. His most recent works are True Confessions, a book of autobiographical poems, and Little Altar Boy, a mystery novel dealing with pedophilia.

96 P. Sivalingan (India )hails from Palakkad and is a teacher at the sivalingamTeacher Education Center, Calicut University. He writes in periodicals in the tribal language Irula. He also writes in Bhasha Poshini, Madhyamam, and Mathrubhumi. Veliye, Shapra, Mele Chaale, and kodiyum koodiyum are his major works.

liana97 Liana Langa (Lativia) is a Latvian major  poet/Curator /Author/filmmaker. She has more than six collections of poetry books in her credit, and her poetry has been translated in to many international languages. She is a prominent international language in art, culture, and literature.

amir or98 Amir Or (Israel) is an Israeli poet, novelist, and essayist whose works have been published in 50 languages published in 37 books in Europe, America, and Asia. He is the author of 13 volumes of poetry. Or also published a fictional epic in metered prose, The Song of Tahira (2001), and the novel The Kingdom (2015) about the life of king David and contemporary society. a book of essays and 11 books of his translations to Hebrew. published in 37 books.

Sourav Roy99 Saurav Roy (India) Is a journalist, poet, translator, and educator. He is the founding editor of Bengaluru Review magazine and has conducted creative writing workshops for both children and adults. He is a visiting faculty at Ajim Premji University and NIFT Bengaluru, where he teaches poetry and creative writing. He is also a core member of ‘Anjuman’, a literary club that promotes Hindi-Urdu literature in Bengaluru. His published books include Yayavar (Collection of poems), Karnakavita (Editor: Anthology of Hindi-Urdu poetry from Bengaluru), Teen Natak : Abhishek Majumdar (Editor), Soho Mein Marx (Translator: Three Plays by Howard Zinn), and Os Ki Prithvi (Translation of Japanese Haiku).

100 Soni Somarajan is a poet, copywriter, editor, and sonicontent consultant. His poetry and writing have featured in Muse India, North East Review, Kitaab, Bangalore Review, New Indian Express, Marie Claire, and The Four QuMagzine. First Contact, His debut collection of poetry is due in 2020

Anuj Lagun

101-Anuj Lugun(Jan 10, 1986) is a Jharkhandi Indian poet and literary critic. Popularly known as Anuj, his poetry espoused indigenous renaissance and intense rebellion against fascism and oppression. Lugun’s activism for political and social justice earned him the title of a “tribal poet”.

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102-Sukrita Paul Kumar’s most recent collection of poems is Country Drive and Dream catcher. An Invited poet international writing program at the city of Iowa ( USA) and poet in residence in Hongkong, She is a former fellow of IIAS, Shimla and many Residencies, she heads Aruna Asaf Ali Chair at the University of Delhi. She is a recipient of many awards. residencies and fellowship, she is also a translator and held an exhibition of her paintings.


103 Mridula Garg India Sahitya Academy awardee, Mridula Garg is a novelist and columnist, who has written 30 books in every genre in Hindi. Stories, essays, plays, travel memoir and poems including the iconic novels Chittcobra, Aditya, Kathgulab and a novel in English The Last Email.

Dr Usha Rani Rao

104 Dr. Usha Rani Rao India Is a poet, critic, translator, and professor from Karnataka, India. She has two poetry collections and one literary criticism to her credit. She has translated two books (Kannada to Hindi and vice versa) and has edited 5 books, including a story collection based on environmental awareness “Nadi Gayab Hai” by S.R. Harnot. She has been awarded “Anand Rishi Sahitya Puraskar” by Hyderabad Sahitya Nidhi, an award that is presented to non-Hindi writers that have made a contribution to Hindi literature.

sushma-1104 Sushma Naithani India is an English-Hindi bilingual writer, poet, and nature enthusiast. She was born in the Garhwal Himalayan region of India and has immigrated to the United States in 1998. She is a faculty at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Her literary work has been published in many prominent magazines and online portals and in two poetry collections. Her work reflects intimate impressions of globe tottering and encounters with cultures, places, and people; experiences of the immigrant life; and exploration of shape poetry.

105-Marne Carmean (USA )MarneA poet, A writer, A nature lover.

osvaldo-sauma-1106-Osvaldo Sauma is a poet and poetry anthologist from Costa Rica.  He is the author of several collections of poetry and anthologies. In 2013 he won the Costa Rican National Poetry Award “Achilles J. Echeverria” with the anthology, La Canción del Oficio (The song of the Trade).  He participated in numerous international poetry festivals, such as Medellin and Bogota (Colombia), Granada (Nicaragua), etc.  He has worked as Literature Branch Coordinator at the International Festival of Arts of Costa Rica.  He has also been a juror in several international poetry awards.  His works have been translated into English, Italian, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and Hindi.

107-Annie Finch is a feminist poet as well as an editor, critic, Annie-1nonfiction writer, translator, playwright, teacher, and performer from America.  She is the author and editor of more than twenty books of poetry, plays, translation, literary essays, textbooks, and anthologies, including the poetry collections EveCalendars, etc.  Calendars was shortlisted for the Foreword Poetry Book of the Year Award, and Eve reissued in the Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporaries series in 2010. Other honors include the Robert Fitzgerald Award and the Sarasvati Award for Poetry. Her work has been translated into numerous languages, and she has performed her poetry across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, and Africa.


108-Leeladhar Jagudi is an eminent poet from India. He is the author of 11 poetry anthologies, a play, and a prose collection. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2004, for his contributions to Hindi literature. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1997 for his poetry anthology “Anubhav Ke Akash Me Chand”. He has also received the Vyas Samman.


109 Edina Barna – Hungarian poet, visual artist, and Government of India scholarship holder designer. She has several printed and online published poems in different magazines. Her poetry collection – Secret Romances – is a trilingual book, published in India.  She is the founder-owner of EdinArts – ’The empathetic creative design’ which performs complex designer projects, media image consultations and collaborates with artists, theater groups, foundations, NGOs, magazines. The main area of her art is (printable) digital works.

‘Kritya member’ since 2014. Art director of Kritya Festival in 2020.

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110 Anand Khatri (India) Is a professor of Architecture, a poet, and the founder of Poiesis Society for Poetry. He writes with a pen name Sufi Benam, in English and Hindi. His book on Poetry and Spirituality called 21 seasons was published in 2018 and his anthology of Hindi poetry in 2019. He sees poetry as a pilgrimage.

 Poetry readers 

110— Rahul Narayan-poet, teacher and speaker, – Kerala,

111-Varsha Singh

112-Mridula Devi