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Echoes of Serenity: A Review of Johanna Devadayavu’s ‘Flight of a Turtledove’

It’s indeed a pride and privilege to receive a copy of the latest anthology of poems from the author herself. The delight is doubled when the anthology is gifted by the poet. At the very outset, I would like to place on record my heartfelt love and gratitude to Johanna D.S. Chittranjan Madam for hosting us at her haven, Laharinagar. The auguries of an auspicious rendezvous made me realize and know more in detail about a philanthropist like Madam Johanna. Without further ado, let me come directly to the Flight of a Turtledove published by Writers International Edition. I could not resist myself unfurling the pages of the lovely book where she has given multifarious impressions to the stages of her daily life.

“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives”, says the renowned American writer and philosopher, Audre Lorde. Poetry is considered an excellent expression of the pent-up emotions couched in real flesh and blood. It speaks to the hearts and remains as a reverberation of multicolored impressions blooming from the shards of experiences. The loftiest and untamed human emotions find a voice through the sanguine medium of language.

Johanna D.S. Chittranjan, a staunch voice in the poetic realm has emerged as a cooling breeze rustling through her weaving of words and images. Ms. Johanna who has been living in South India for the past 40 years, hailing from Switzerland has emerged triumphant in painting the rhythm of her daily life in simple and powerful words with a blend of unparalleled imageries. Her poetic lines make one traverse through the ensemble of one human persona in myriad forms; a beloved wife, a loving mother, a caring grandmother, a hardcore philanthropist, a born pantheist, and whatnot! The soul-stirring collection of 51 poems made me finish reading them off in a single go.

As the title suggests, The Flight of a Turtledove is a collection of poems that articulate her boundless love for peace and kindness. The poet like a turtledove endeavors to share the soothing power of love and the indomitable strength it upholds. The hustle and bustle of human beings in the world of verbal visual chats and online interactions, their upended life during the testing times of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the confessional outlook of the poet: all these assorted experiences evince the soulful flight of a turtledove. The poet has unraveled her feelings with the touch of reality in her raw and honest words etched in poetic essence with nature as her objective correlative. Her insights on life are molded through the umpteen occurrences she has seen, felt, breathed, and experienced in her life. The poems ‘My Dwelling -Place’, ‘The Moringa’, ‘An ode to the Soul’, ‘Wow- Woman’, ‘A Boy’s Lovely Kite’, ‘Farewell Brother’, ‘Husband’, ‘Embracing Life’, ‘New Year’ ‘To be Love’ etc. makes one feel that they are the motifs churned out from the lifeblood of the poet. The poet has diligently given an account of the blissful flow of life in ‘Now’.

Most of her verses are sheer reflections of the poet’s personal experience. The opening poem ‘My Dwelling- Place’ enables one to appreciate the grandeur of the homeland and accept the warmth of the land that offers her ‘clarity from the endless maze. Her diasporic expressions are explicit in

“ Switzerland, a land of natural beauty
With cheese and chocolates in bounty”

A sense of solace or satisfaction pervades in many of the poems. Her deep sense of appreciation and adoration for her mother is manifested in her lines. She is too full of the milk of human kindness and her motherly feelings make one empathetic about the divine umbilical connection that persists in her for the ones who still carry the 23 of her chromosomes albeit they are geographically different and distant. Time, the subtle chief of youth has taken her beautiful, chubby baby girls. Their memories still resonate in her:

“You liked the song ‘Twinkle twinkle little star… up above the world so high…’ one day one of you asked me, “Mummy, why can’t we sing Ammabove’?- The geese, instead of goose-vathu, were called ‘vasgootu’. The mango instead of mampazham you named ‘mazhabam’. – A descending aeroplane you called ‘erango-plane’. – A song book you named ‘pusta-paadakam’ instead of paatu-pustakam”

These fond recollections of a kind and caring mother exemplify the naïve and incoherent queries of my three-and-a-half-year-old baby boy. I could sense how a mother’s heart beats and feels for her babies no matter how far they go and grow. She teaches us to become the love that is ‘caring, forgiving, serene and calm’. Her love for her better half serves as a paragon of love. The magical and mystical power of rain makes one yearn for a drizzle:

“Music of the rain
A joyful refrain”
Feeling with nature
Relieved from torture”

These lines took me back to the poem I liked the most during my early twenties penned by the great Romantic poet, William Wordsworth: “ Nature never did betray the heart that loved her”. Her pantheistic emotions are eloquent in poems like ‘A Story of Love’ in particular.

“Every lovely tree
In Laharinagar has
A story to tell
In quietness
One can hear
Their conversations
A Story of Love”

How can one not fall for the magnificence of these lively verses? Her experiences have given life to these lines. Having been to her haven of Laharinagar now makes me feel she has madly fallen for the sweet sounds, ecstasies, and harmonies of the green pastoral landscape that flourishes her creative scapes. The poem “What’s Ahead? portrays the predicament of the modern man filled with ego, androids, computers, and the internet. She urges us to embrace our life with ‘lo-fi’ (love fidelity) as our life on this earth is precious and clear. She reminds us to follow a new ‘recipe for wellness’ adding

“1 TS of gratitude, of confidence, of courage
1 cup of Faith, of Hope, of Trust
2 cups of Forgiveness, of Satisfaction
Of Charity, of each-
After adding, set them aside to absorb
Deeply for 1 hour in Meditation.”

The poet’s philosophy of life makes us comprehend the healing effect of soul, mind, and body that will enable us to transform into love. Her feminist emotions are aroused in ‘Wow-Woman’ which gives an account of a lady who begins a new era of her life on the very wedding day:

“Getting up early every morning
She washes, cooks, serves, cleans,
Manages, cares, prays and cheers,
All day long while charmingly smiling”

She asks us whether the Wow- woman is acknowledged or accepted in real or not. Her insights on life and nature are thought-provoking in poems like ‘Moringa’ and ‘A Story of Love’. Many poems in this collection remain as evidence of the poet’s lived experiences that will surely make the readers marvel or feel empathetic.

Ms. Chittranjan’s poetry offers solace as well as solutions to the day-to-day life complexities of a normal human being who remains aloof from nature and the self. Her adoption of readable style, short words, a handful of poetic lines, and insightful themes of peace set the ground for a great clarity of vision. In a way, her poems take the flight of a turtledove unlocking the heart of the readers bestowing an antidote to their ambivalent psyche. Her rich armory of the word will alter one’s recess by the time one finishes reading and many sporadic writers like me could feel the urge to redraw and redefine the patterns of her verses with the divine power of love.

I don’t wish to elaborate on the pulse of the poems in detail as I wish to keep something afresh for the upcoming readers to read, think, and decipher Ms. Johanna’s poetic expressions. My utmost love and wishes to the graceful Turtledove. Looking forward to reading your poems of profundity.

“The river met the ocean after a voyage-long
The depth beckoning where you belong
Merged in the vastness of the ocean-wide
A tiny sparkling water drop am I”

As the poet Johanna D.S. Chittranhan wishes, let her remain like a tiny sparkling in the vastness of the ocean spreading her rays of hope and aspirations for her fellow beings through the uniqueness of her novel verses. Let her go on with her untiring journey soaring high in the skies and seas of her poetic frenzy!

About the Author

Dr Aparna Ajith writer and her travel experience in goaDr. Aparna Ajith serves as an Assistant Professor in the PG Department of English at Sree Narayana College for Women, Kollam affiliated with the University of Kerala. She is the author of Musings of Venus, An anthology of poems. She is the recipient of the Panorama Global Youth Literary Award 2020. She is one of the recipients of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Research Grant 2020. Being a freelance journalist, she writes and translates articles for the Information and Public Relations Department, Govt. of Kerala. She is an avid reader and blogger who dabbles in the world of prose and verse. Having lived in four Indian cities and a quaint hamlet, she soars high in the sky of artistic imagination wielding her realistic and diasporic impressions. Her academic and creative pursuits bestowed her the opportunity to travel to 18 states and 2 union territories in the country and get a glimpse of their varied cultures. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in navigating the highs and lows of life alongside her beloved baby, Anvik Sujeeth, whose presence often breathes life into her poetic expressions.

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL HONORS DISTINGUISHED AUTHORS WITH GOLDEN BOOK AWARDS

In a celebration of literary excellence, the Panorama International Literature Festival proudly announces the recipients of the prestigious Panorama Golden Book Awards. These awards recognize outstanding literary works across various genres and honor the exceptional talent and creativity of authors from around the globe.

The esteemed awardees in the Panorama Golden Book Awards category include:

  • Santosh Nambiar for “The Art of Conscious Balance”
  • Christos Belles for “Diotima”
  • Luisa Camere for “Cargaditos de Amor”
  • Margarita Salirrosas Sánchez for “Cargaditos de Amor”
  • Nikolas Alexandrinos for “Che Guevara”
  • Dr. Miltiadis Dovas for “Contemplations”
  • Letizia Caiazzo for “Sul Filo di un Feeling”
  • Christos Dikbasanis for “Journey to Infinity”
  • Dr. Aparna Pradhan for “नारी अस्मिता”
  • Tania Theodosiou for “The Crystal Tear Of The Moon”
  • Dr. Gloriana Selvanathan for “Truth is Silenced”
  • Attrayee Chatterjee for “Musing by a Riverbank”
  • Ambika Ananth for “Cascades”
  • Poonam Chawla Sood for “TORN – A Patchwork of Moonlit emotions”
  • Dr Srilakshmi Adhyapak for “The Song Divine”
  • Lily Swarn for “The divine dialect of flowers”

Additionally, the Youth Awards recognize promising young talents, with accolades presented to:

  • Mary Anne Zammit for “Voices in the Dark”
  • Marco Carrer for “Strano Amore”
  • Shehla Ashkar for “The Voice of Silence”
  • Vasiliki Dragouni for “Prophecies Untold”
  • Hein Min Htun for “Crescendo”
  • Alessio Arena for “The Sky in Two”
  • Maria Grazia Carnà for “Blu ionico”
  • Gargi Sarkhel Bagchi for “Two Cents For My Thoughts”

Special Jury Awards were also bestowed upon deserving authors, including:

  • Nikos Markeas for “Legendary Runners”
  • Christos Sanos for “The Owl and the King”
  • Franco Leone for “Dal Parco Dell’ Alta Murgia al Mare”
  • Foteini Georgantaki-Psychogiou for “On Homer’s Hospitable Shores”

Prof. Preeth Padmanabhan Nambiar, President of the Writers Capital International Foundation, expressed his delight at witnessing the recognition of vibrant literary works from diverse cultures during the Panorama International Literature Festival. He emphasized the festival’s commitment to celebrating literary diversity and fostering cross-cultural dialogue through the universal language of literature.

On behalf of the Panorama International Literature Festival, Secretary-General Prof. Irene Doura Kavadia too extended her heartfelt congratulations to all the awardees and expressed gratitude for their invaluable contributions to the world of literature.

Patricia Magdalena Soto Vieyra

Patricia Magdalena Soto Vieyra: Bridging Borders Through Literature and Culture

In the realm of international literature and cultural exchange, one name shines brightly as a beacon of creativity, passion, and organizational brilliance: Patricia Magdalena Soto Vieyra. Hailing from San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, Patricia has carved a remarkable path, leaving an indelible mark on the global literary scene.

At the heart of her endeavors lies her role as the Coordinator of the Panorama International Literature Festival, a prestigious platform under the aegis of the Writers Capital Foundation. In this capacity, Patricia showcases not only her organizational prowess but also her unwavering commitment to fostering dialogue and collaboration among writers from around the world. Her dedication to promoting cultural exchange through literature is evident in every aspect of her work.

Additionally, Patricia serves as the Coordinator at the Royal International Academy of Art and Literature, further solidifying her position as a key player in the global artistic community. Through her involvement in this esteemed institution, she continues to champion the importance of artistic expression as a means of connecting people across borders and cultures.

One of Patricia’s most significant contributions to cross-cultural exchange is her role as the Coordinator for Mexico at the Albap Luso Brazilian Academy of Arts and Poetry. Here, she actively facilitates dialogue and collaboration between Mexico and the Lusophone world, bridging linguistic and cultural divides with her passion and dedication.

Patricia’s influence extends beyond her organizational roles; she is also a prolific writer in her own right. With two books to her name and contributions to numerous anthologies in both English and Spanish, she has made a significant impact on contemporary literature. Her works resonate with readers around the world, transcending linguistic boundaries and enriching the global literary landscape.

As a seasoned speaker, Patricia has graced poetry gatherings and international colloquiums with her insights and perspectives, captivating audiences with her eloquence and passion. Her participation in the first virtual book fair in Spain is a testament to her adaptability and willingness to embrace innovative platforms for literary discourse.

Beyond her creative pursuits, Patricia is also known for her role as a cultural talk show host, where she engages with fellow artists and intellectuals to explore diverse facets of culture and society. Her collaborative efforts and adeptness as a cultural manager further exemplify her commitment to nurturing artistic endeavors and promoting cross-cultural understanding.

In essence, Patricia Magdalena Soto Vieyra represents the epitome of literary excellence, cultural diplomacy, and organizational acumen. Her contributions transcend borders, enriching the global literary landscape and fostering connections that transcend geographical and linguistic boundaries. As she continues to inspire and empower writers and artists from around the world, her impact on the international literary community will undoubtedly endure for years to come.

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić: A Luminary of Literature and Cultural Activism

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić, a distinguished figure in the literary world, illuminates the realms of poetry, prose, and cultural activism with her profound insights and unwavering dedication. With a rich academic background and a passion for promoting world literature, Milica’s contributions transcend borders and languages, earning her recognition both nationally and internationally.

Born into a world of words and ideas, Milica embarked on her academic journey at the Faculty of Philosophy in Pristina, where she laid the foundations of her literary prowess. Graduating with distinction, she further honed her skills, earning a master’s degree in philological sciences at the esteemed University of Belgrade. Her academic pursuits set the stage for a prolific career marked by scholarly excellence and creative innovation.

Milica’s influence extends beyond the confines of academia. As a professor at the University of Pristina and an editor at Belgrade T.V., she wielded her pen and her voice to champion the power of literature and the arts in shaping societal discourse and cultural consciousness. Her role as a cultural activist and promoter of world literature underscores her commitment to fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.

A true polymath, Milica’s literary oeuvre spans poetry, short stories, and essays, with over 30 published works to her name. Translated into more than 30 languages, her writings resonate with readers across the globe, transcending linguistic and cultural barriers. Her evocative prose and poignant verse offer glimpses into the human condition, exploring themes of love, loss, identity, and resilience with a rare depth of insight and sensitivity.

Milica’s literary achievements have not gone unnoticed. She has been honored with several national and international awards, acknowledging her contributions to the literary landscape and her dedication to advancing the cause of literature and culture. As Vice President of the Association of Writers of Serbia, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the literary scene and fostering a vibrant community of writers and intellectuals.

Beyond her literary pursuits, Milica is a respected academician of the Slavic Academy in Varna and holds the prestigious title of Honorary Doctor of Literature from the European Institute for Roma Studies. Her affiliation with the Italian Council for Science and Law in Rome, under the auspices of UNESCO, underscores her global reach and her commitment to promoting intercultural exchange and collaboration.

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić’s legacy is one of intellectual curiosity, creative brilliance, and unwavering advocacy for the transformative power of literature and culture. Her life’s work stands as a testament to the enduring relevance of the written word in shaping hearts and minds, bridging divides, and fostering a more inclusive and enlightened world.

Writers Capital International Foundation Hosts Spectacular Virtual Event Celebrating Women’s Achievements

In an evening marked by virtual connection and heartfelt celebration, the Writers Capital International Foundation hosted an unforgettable event, making history with its annual Women’s Awards held virtually last night. Despite the digital divide, participants from diverse backgrounds and corners of the globe came together to honor the remarkable achievements of women in the arts and literature.

The virtual gathering transformed screens into portals of inspiration and camaraderie, as attendees from various walks of life joined the Foundation’s mission to recognize the outstanding contributions of women worldwide.

Amidst the digital landscape, the Foundation unveiled the names of 20 extraordinary individuals, spanning continents and cultures, whose brilliance and creativity have left an indelible mark on the world of literature and the arts. From Cyprus to Mexico, India to Colombia, these women exemplify the essence of storytelling and creative expression, inspiring countless others along their journey.

Secretary General Irene Doura Kavadia and Chief Controlling Office Johanna Devadayavu joined by esteemed guests and luminaries, delivered heartfelt addresses, expressing profound gratitude and admiration for the awardees’ unwavering commitment to their craft.

In the virtual space, attendees resonated with the shared vision of inclusivity and empowerment, celebrating the resilience and tenacity of women who continue to shatter barriers and defy expectations. As the event concluded, the digital realm echoed with messages of solidarity and hope, affirming the Foundation’s dedication to fostering a more inclusive and equitable world for all.

Preeth Padmanabhan Nambiar, President of the Writers Capital International Foundation extended his deepest appreciation to all who participated, contributing to the success of this groundbreaking virtual event.

writers capital international foundation international womens day awardees

Writers Capital International Foundation Honors 20 Women on International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Writers Capital International Foundation proudly announced the recipients of its prestigious Women’s Awards. The annual event, dedicated to recognizing outstanding women in the fields of arts and literature, bestowed honors upon 20 remarkable individuals from around the globe.

Hailing from diverse backgrounds and cultures, these women have left an indelible mark on the world through their creative endeavors. The list of awardees includes luminaries such as Adelaida Demou Papageorgiou from Cyprus, Ambika Ananth and Attrayee Chatterjee from India, Chryssa Charalabidou and Georgia Douni from Greece, and a host of other talented individuals spanning continents and borders.

The campaign theme for the United Nations International Women’s Day 2024 resonates deeply with the mission of the Writers Capital International Foundation: “Inspire Inclusion.” This year’s theme underscores the importance of fostering a world where women are not only recognized but actively included in all facets of society.

“We believe that by inspiring others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we can forge a better world,” remarked President Preeth Padmanabhan Nambiar of the Writers Capital International Foundation. “When women are empowered and included, there is a profound sense of belonging and relevance.”

The awards ceremony, a beacon of recognition for women’s achievements, was graced by the presence of distinguished guests and luminaries. Foundation Secretary General Irene Doura Kavadia joined President Nambiar in extending heartfelt congratulations to the awardees, acknowledging their exceptional contributions to the realms of arts and literature.

Chief Controlling Officer Johanna Devadayavu presided over the announcement of the awards, marking a momentous occasion in the Foundation’s commitment to honoring excellence and fostering inclusivity.

Hailing from diverse backgrounds and cultures, these women have left an indelible mark on the world through their creative endeavors. The list of awardees includes luminaries such as:

  1. Adelaida Demou Papageorgiou – Cyprus
  2. Ambika Ananth – India
  3. Dr Attrayee Chatterjee – India
  4. Chryssa Charalabidou – Greece
  5. Dr. Srilakshmi Adhyapak – India
  6. Gina Bonasera – Italy
  7. Georgia Douni – Greece
  8. Gloria Castaño – Colombia
  9. Ivis M Campos – USA
  10. Ivonne Sánchez Barea – Spain
  11. Lidia Leventeris – Argentina
  12. Maja Herman Sekulic – Serbia/USA
  13. Meher Pestonji – India
  14. Monica Carp – Moldavia
  15. Norma Marina Solis Zavala – Peru
  16. Nouli Tsagaraki – Greece
  17. Dr Pratibha Paul
  18. Roubini Volanaki – Greece
  19. Vera Dan – Romania
  20. Victoria Rita Ortiz Loyo – Mexico

It is worth noting that the Writers Capital International Foundation holds the esteemed distinction of being listed under Civil Societies in the United Nations, a testament to its unwavering dedication to promoting the values of literature, arts, and humanitarianism on a global scale.

Safia Slimen: The Poetic Voice of Tunisia

Safia Slimen, a name synonymous with poetic grace and literary prowess, stands as a beacon of cultural enrichment and artistic expression in Tunisia and beyond. As a secondary school teacher specializing in graphical arts and design, Slimen’s passion for creativity extends far beyond the confines of the classroom, permeating every aspect of her life.

From a tender age, Slimen’s pen danced across the pages, weaving intricate tapestries of emotion and insight in both Arabic and French. With each stroke of her pen, she delved into the depths of human experience, exploring themes ranging from homeland and human values to the intricacies of modern life and the challenges facing contemporary society.

Slimen’s literary journey spans decades, marked by the publication of numerous texts across a diverse array of Tunisian and Arab journals and magazines. Her writings serve as a testament to her unwavering commitment to shedding light on the myriad issues and concerns that shape our collective consciousness.

In 1999, Slimen unveiled her first poetry collection, “Soul Nostalgia,” a poignant reflection of her deep-rooted connection to her homeland and the universal experiences that bind us all. Through her evocative verses, Slimen invites readers on a journey of self-discovery, offering insights into the human condition and the timeless truths that unite us.

Beyond her literary accomplishments, Slimen is a stalwart figure in Tunisia’s cultural and social landscape, actively participating in various initiatives aimed at promoting dialogue, understanding, and social change. Her contributions to the enrichment of Tunisian culture have earned her numerous accolades and certificates of recognition, both within her homeland and on the international stage.

As a poetess and writer, Slimen’s work transcends borders, resonating with audiences far and wide. Her words serve as a testament to the enduring power of literature to inspire, enlighten, and transform lives. Through her artistry and insight, Slimen continues to leave an indelible mark on the literary world, embodying the spirit of creativity, compassion, and cultural exchange.

In Safia Slimen, Tunisia has found not only a literary luminary but also a guiding light whose words illuminate the path towards a more enlightened and compassionate society. As she continues to explore the depths of human experience through her poetry and prose, Slimen remains a cherished voice of inspiration and wisdom for generations to come.

Maria Dimotaki

Maria Dimotaki: A Nurse’s Compassion and a Poet’s Soul

In the heart of the enchanting city of Chania, nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Crete, Greece, Maria Dimotaki resides as a beacon of compassion and creativity. A dedicated nurse in the oncology department of the local hospital, Maria’s journey is a testament to the profound impact one individual can have on the lives of others.

Born and raised in the culturally rich surroundings of Chania, Maria’s upbringing instilled in her a deep appreciation for art, literature, and the human spirit. From an early age, she found solace and inspiration in the written word, immersing herself in the beauty of poetry and prose.

Throughout her career as a nurse, Maria has embodied the essence of empathy and care, serving as a source of comfort and support for patients battling cancer. Her unwavering dedication to easing the suffering of others has earned her the respect and admiration of colleagues and patients alike.

Beyond her medical vocation, Maria’s passion for literature and poetry burns brightly. In November 2023, she unveiled her inaugural poetry collection, “Only You, Love Me!” Each verse within the collection is a testament to Maria’s keen insight into the human experience, illuminated by the fires of inspiration that flicker before her eyes.

Through her poetry, Maria delves into the depths of emotion, exploring themes of love, loss, hope, and resilience. Her words dance across the page with grace and poignancy, inviting readers to embark on a journey of self-discovery and introspection. In the quiet moments between the lines, Maria’s voice resonates with authenticity and truth, capturing the essence of the human soul.

For Maria, writing is not simply a creative outlet; it is a profound act of self-expression and introspection. In the midst of life’s complexities, she finds solace and meaning in the art of storytelling, weaving together words and emotions to create something truly beautiful.

As she continues to navigate the delicate balance between her roles as a nurse and a poet, Maria remains committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Her unwavering compassion and boundless creativity serve as a guiding light, illuminating the path toward healing and hope for all who encounter her work.

In the luminance of her poetry, Maria Dimotaki invites us to embrace the fullness of our humanity, to celebrate the beauty of the human experience, and to find solace in the power of words. In her hands, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and the mundane is transformed into the extraordinary. Maria Dimotaki: a nurse’s compassion and a poet’s soul, a testament to the enduring power of the human spirit.

Georgina Tsismalidou: A Visual Journey Through Colors and Emotions

Georgina Tsismalidou, a native of Thessaloniki, Greece, emerges as a prominent figure in the realm of visual arts, blending her passion for painting with a profound understanding of human psychology. Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Strategic HRM, Georgina’s artistic journey is a testament to her multidimensional talents and unwavering dedication to the craft.

A Canvas of Accomplishments

Georgina’s artistic prowess shines through her solo exhibitions, each a testament to her creative vision and emotional depth. From the mesmerizing “Cosmos Series” showcased at Myró Gallery to the virtual extravaganza at the HMVC Gallery of New York, her paintings have captivated audiences worldwide, transcending boundaries and resonating with viewers on a profound level.

In addition to her solo endeavors, Georgina has left her mark on numerous group exhibitions, including the prestigious “Panorama International Arts Festival” in Athens and the digital showcase at “Art on Loop” hosted by The Holy Art Gallery in Athens and London. Her participation in international exhibitions like “Mit dem Blau des Himmels und des Meeres” in Austria and the “Biennale of Hagiography and Hymnography” in Italy underscores her global impact and artistic versatility.

Recognitions and Awards

Georgina’s artistic achievements have not gone unnoticed, with accolades pouring in from the global arts community. She received the esteemed “Panorama International Arts Award 2022” for her poignant portrayal of “Enlightenment,” a reflection on the theme of “War and Peace.” Her paintings “Triumph Thunderbird” and “Uranus” earned her Honorary Distinctions and Art Awards in the Panhellenic Artistic Competitions, showcasing her ability to evoke emotion and provoke thought through her art.

Her commitment to excellence was further recognized with a Diploma of Excellence for her painting “Elemental” at the Panorama International Arts Festival 2023, themed “Prana: the Breath of Life.” These accolades serve as a testament to Georgina’s artistic brilliance and unwavering dedication to her craft.

A Vision for the Future

Georgina’s artistic journey continues to evolve, with her paintings adorning the covers of poetry collections and gaining recognition on platforms like Etsy. As the Executive Assistant of the Youth Foundation for Writers Capital International Foundation, she remains committed to nurturing young talents and fostering a vibrant artistic community.

Through her vibrant colors and emotive brushstrokes, Georgina Tsismalidou invites viewers into a world of imagination and introspection, where each stroke tells a story and every hue evokes a myriad of emotions. As she continues to push the boundaries of creativity, Georgina’s artistic legacy will undoubtedly endure, leaving an indelible mark on the world of visual arts.

Flor de María Zaky: Nurturing Souls Through Poetry and Literature

Flor de María Zaky, affectionately known as Himerose, is a beacon of literary brilliance whose words have illuminated the hearts and minds of readers across continents. Born on October 27, 1968, in Lima, Peru, her journey into the world of letters and arts began under the nurturing guidance of her maternal grandmother, a revered educator in the country. From tender years, Flor was enraptured by the beauty of poetry, declamation, and song, laying the foundation for her lifelong passion.

A Tale of Transcendence and Inspiration

Since relocating to New York in 1989, Flor has carved a path imbued with creativity, resilience, and boundless imagination. As a devoted mother of five, she balances the responsibilities of family life with her unwavering commitment to the written word. Her poetic musings, deeply rooted in Peruvian culture yet transcending geographical boundaries, resonate with readers worldwide.

Blossoming Literary Endeavors

Flor’s literary contributions encompass a diverse array of mediums, from traditional print publications to the dynamic realms of social media. Her poems, published in esteemed magazines and anthologies, serve as windows into the depths of the human experience, exploring themes of love, longing, and introspection. In her evocative collection, “ONIRIS EN FLOR,” she invites readers on a journey through the ethereal landscapes of dreams and emotions.

Championing Cultural Expression

In the digital age, Flor harnesses the power of social networks to promote performance poetry and ignite conversations on cultural themes. Through her vibrant presence on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, she fosters vibrant communities of literary enthusiasts, sparking dialogues that transcend borders and languages.

Navigating New Horizons

Flor’s creative journey knows no bounds, as she ventures into the realm of prose with her forthcoming novel, “CHANGE OF PATH.” Drawing from real-life experiences, she weaves a tapestry of narratives that captivate the imagination and stir the soul.

Recognition and Reverence

Flor’s literary prowess has not gone unnoticed, earning accolades and admiration from peers and followers alike. Her second-place triumph in the III Floral Games of romantic poetry, “José Ángel Buesa,” stands as a testament to her poetic mastery and emotional depth. As a cherished member of virtual poetry groups and the Barco de Papel Cultural Center, she continues to inspire and uplift through her profound words.

Nurturing Souls, One Poem at a Time

At the heart of Flor’s literary endeavors lies a profound desire to nurture souls and ignite imaginations. Her dedication to curating spaces of love, tequila, and songs with her group “Amor, Tequila y Canciones” reflects her belief in the transformative power of art and camaraderie. Through her daily poetic offerings on “Poems that I keep in my soul by Flor Zaky, Poet,” she invites readers to embark on a journey of introspection and discovery.

Embracing the Essence of Humanity

Flor de María Zaky’s journey is a celebration of resilience, creativity, and the enduring spirit of humanity. Through her words, she paints vivid portraits of love, hope, and the myriad emotions that define the human experience. As she continues to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of literature and art, her legacy shines brightly as a guiding light for generations to come.