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Mary Anne Zammit

Mary Anne Zammit: A Multifaceted Talent Shaping Maltese Literature and Art

Mary Anne Zammit stands as a luminary in the cultural landscape of Malta, bringing forth a rich tapestry of literary works, artistic expressions, and academic achievements. Born with a passion for storytelling and creativity, Zammit’s journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence across various domains.

A graduate from the esteemed University of Malta, Zammit holds degrees in Social Work, Probation Services, Diplomatic Studies, and a Masters in Probation. Her academic pursuits reflect her commitment to understanding societal dynamics and contributing to the welfare of communities.

Zammit’s literary prowess shines through her authorship of four novels in Maltese and three in English. Her latest novel, promoted in 2023, delves into the intricate realms of mental health, shedding light on poignant human experiences and societal challenges. Through her writing, Zammit navigates complex themes with sensitivity and depth, leaving an indelible mark on Maltese literature.

Beyond the boundaries of prose, Zammit’s literary works and poetry have transcended borders, finding resonance in international magazines and anthologies. Her words resonate with universal themes of human experience, inviting readers into introspective journeys of self-discovery and empathy.

Zammit’s artistic endeavors extend beyond the written word, as she gracefully wields the brush to create captivating visual narratives. As an accomplished artist, she has participated in numerous exhibitions both locally and abroad, showcasing her unique perspective and artistic vision to global audiences.

Her artwork, characterized by its depth, emotion, and vivid imagery, has garnered recognition in international collective art magazines and online exhibitions. Each brushstroke embodies Zammit’s unwavering commitment to artistic expression, inviting viewers to explore the nuances of human emotion and experience through her captivating creations.

Mary Anne Zammit’s contributions to literature and art serve as a testament to the transformative power of creativity and the enduring legacy of cultural expression. Through her multifaceted talents, she continues to inspire and enrich the cultural fabric of Malta and beyond, leaving an indelible imprint on the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.

Christos Sanos

Christos Sanos: A Journey through Poetry and Recognition

Christos, a luminary in the realm of poetry, was born in Nikaia, Attica, where the seeds of his literary journey were sown. His path to poetic excellence was paved through education, experiences, and an unwavering passion for the written word.

Christos embarked on his educational odyssey, receiving his secondary education in the schools of Agios Ioannis Rentis and Moschato. His thirst for knowledge and cultural enrichment led him to Italy, where he pursued Political Science at the prestigious Universita’ Degli Studi di Napoli ”L’ Orientale,” graduating with honors. It was in Italy where he not only honed his academic prowess but also discovered the profound allure of poetry that would shape his future endeavors.

The essence of Christos’s life is interwoven with artistry, as he is married to the esteemed Italian painter Carla Perleonardi. Together, they have nurtured a family and created a home imbued with creativity and inspiration in Palaio Faliro.

Christos’s literary journey has been marked by accolades and recognition both nationally and internationally. His poetic prowess has garnered awards in esteemed competitions across Hellas, Cyprus, India, Italy, and Helvetia. His verses, resonating with depth and emotion, have found their way into the hearts of readers worldwide.

As a distinguished member of literary and cultural organizations, Christos’s contributions to the literary landscape are profound. He is a member of DEEL (International Society of Greek Writers) and PEL (Panhellenic Union of Writers), lending his voice to the collective narrative of Greek literature. His affiliations extend to the International Cultural Association “Dante Alighieri” of Athens and the World Philosophical Forum-Central Greek Annex, where his insights enrich discussions on art, culture, and philosophy.

Christos’s literary legacy is encapsulated in his published works, each a testament to his poetic ingenuity and creative spirit. His bibliography boasts ten published books, each offering a glimpse into the profound depths of human emotion and experience. From “Zappai” to “The Soul Mate,” Christos’s poetry transcends boundaries, inviting readers into a world of introspection and contemplation.

His latest publications, including “Senryῡ,” “Haiku,” and “The Owl and the King,” stand as testament to his evolving craft and unwavering commitment to poetic expression. Each piece reflects his mastery of language, his keen observation of life’s intricacies, and his ability to distill profound truths into lyrical verses.

Christos’s journey is not merely one of literary acclaim but also a testament to the power of the human spirit to transcend borders and connect souls through the universal language of poetry. As he continues to weave his narratives and capture the essence of the human experience, Christos stands as a beacon of inspiration in the world of contemporary literature.

Embarking on a Literary Odyssey: The Remarkable Journey of Dr. Bhawani Shankar Nial

In the quaint region of Kalahandi, Odisha, India, on a serene July day in 1968, Dr. Bhawani Shankar Nial was born. Little did the world know that this humble beginning marked the commencement of a literary odyssey that would resonate across continents and generations. Dr. Nial, a name synonymous with innovation, activism, and literary excellence, has traversed a path adorned with accolades, contributions, and unwavering commitment to the written word.

A polymath in his own right, Dr. Bhawani Shankar Nial’s journey is a tapestry woven with threads of poetry, activism, academia, and cultural enrichment. At the heart of his narrative lies an unyielding dedication to literature and the promotion of human rights, social justice, and sustainable development.

Literary Prowess and Contributions

Dr. Nial’s literary oeuvre transcends linguistic boundaries, resonating with readers worldwide. Proficient in Odia and Hindi, his poetic endeavors have garnered international acclaim, with translations of his works spanning 20 languages. His anthologies, both published and unpublished, stand as testaments to his poetic prowess, offering readers glimpses into realms where emotion, intellect, and societal critique converge.

As an editor of esteemed literary magazines such as The Surjya and The Mahuri, Dr. Nial curates spaces where voices echo, ideas converge, and the essence of literature thrives. His stewardship of the Mahuri Award, recognizing literary luminaries, illuminates the path for emerging writers and celebrates the richness of contemporary literature.

Global Recognition and Impact

Beyond the realms of academia and literary circles, Dr. Bhawani Shankar Nial’s impact reverberates on the global stage. His participation in prestigious events such as the World Poetry Day Italy and the World Poetry Meet France attests to his stature as a literary luminary. Honored with titles such as International Ambassador for Peace and Literary Luminaries Award-2021, Dr. Nial’s contributions transcend literary boundaries, embodying the ethos of peace, harmony, and cultural exchange.

A Beacon of Inspiration

Dr. Nial’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of literature, activism, and unwavering commitment to societal change. His works serve as a beacon of inspiration, igniting conversations, challenging conventions, and fostering empathy in a world often plagued by division and discord.

As readers immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Dr. Bhawani Shankar Nial’s literary legacy, they embark on a journey of self-reflection, enlightenment, and cultural discovery. His words, imbued with passion, intellect, and compassion, resonate with the human experience, transcending borders and uniting hearts.

In the annals of literature, certain figures shine brightly, their contributions etched into the fabric of time. Dr. Bhawani Shankar Nial, with his indomitable spirit, unwavering resolve, and literary brilliance, stands among these luminaries. His journey, though marked by challenges and triumphs, embodies the essence of literary excellence, cultural enrichment, and societal transformation.

As the world celebrates the legacy of Dr. Nial, it acknowledges not only his literary prowess but also his profound impact on humanity. In the realm of literature, his name shall endure, inspiring generations to come, and reminding us of the enduring power of words to illuminate, empower, and unite.

Dr. Bhawani Shankar Nial’s journey is far from over. With each verse penned, each word spoken, and each accolade received, he continues to shape the literary landscape, leaving an indelible imprint on hearts and minds worldwide.

Gargi Sarkhel Bagchi: A Literary Luminary and Artistic Maven

In the vibrant literary landscape of Pune, Maharashtra, Gargi Sarkhel Bagchi stands as a beacon of creativity and accomplishment. At 38 years old, she has amassed an impressive array of accolades and achievements, cementing her status as a literary luminary.

Gargi’s journey to literary acclaim began with her debut book of poems, “Two Cents For My Thoughts,” a collection that resonated deeply with readers and critics alike. Launched at the prestigious Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, the book secured a permanent place in the esteemed library and earned her the esteemed ‘Rama Chowdhury Memorial Award for the Best English Poetry Collection 2023.’

Her accolades extend far beyond her debut work. Gargi is the proud recipient of prestigious awards such as ‘The Reuel International Poetry Prize 2022,’ ‘The Poiesis Award for Excellence in Literature 2023,’ and ‘The Indian Women Rising Star for Literature 2023,’ among others. Her contributions to literature have been recognized on national and international platforms, with her writings featured in esteemed publications and literary e-zines like ‘GloMag’ and ‘Our Poetry Archive.’

Beyond her literary endeavors, Gargi is a distinguished scholar and educator in the field of German language and literature. Her academic excellence earned her a fully funded DAAD scholarship to pursue her second Master’s degree in ‘Teaching German as a Foreign Language’ from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Her expertise in German language and culture has enabled her to translate significant literary works into German, expanding the reach of diverse voices across borders.

Despite her academic and literary commitments, Gargi remains deeply connected to her artistic passions. As a self-taught artist, she finds solace and expression in her sketches, which often reflect the nuances of nature, women, and emotions. Her artwork, featured in renowned literary publications and on book covers, serves as a visual manifestation of her innermost thoughts and feelings.

Gargi’s artistic journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to self-expression and creativity. Whether through her poignant poetry, insightful prose, or evocative artwork, she continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide. As a free spirit guided by her heart, Gargi Sarkhel Bagchi is a force to be reckoned with in the world of literature and art.

Little Anvik’s Endearing Journey through the Enchanting Water World of Froggyland

Water is the be-all and end of everyone’s life. Our life sustains because of this quintessential driving force. The sanguine presence of two moles of hydrogen and one mole of oxygen works wonders in our entity. The colourless, odorless, and tasteless liquid appears in myriad faces in our lifeblood in multiple phases. Who does not like being brimming with the serene flow of the water that lavishes the liveliness in any human being? The renowned Anthropologist Loren Eiseley’s words often reverberate in me with the real splish splash that if there’s magic on this planet, it is contained in water. The inchoate rhythms of my little one, Anvik Sujeeth aka Kunjapp started falling and feeling for the mystic marvels of the mighty life force. He is always ready to dive into the raptures of water bodies with his tiny body in the making. His Goan days as a diaspora have added a lot to his pleasure and passion for the wavy moments of the elan vital. One fine day, we decided to explore one such water sport far away from the sun-kissed and sandy beaches of the vibrant state of Goa.

Kunjapp and his mom have heard a lot about one such spot of rainy rhythms from Jeeth. He was so sure that Kunjapp would enjoy an adventurous spot like that. He has visited the water land recently on behalf of the department tour. Albeit our absence was visible in the photographs of the office people posing with families, I was all ears to know about the spot. From Jeeth’s words, I sensed that it was a destination worth visiting for Kunjapp. Jeeth’s video depicting the exciting array of slides and fun-filled moments with his colleagues made Kunjapp a little upset as Accha (Dad) did not take his little one. The childish innocent self was given the assurance that he would play there very soon. Jeeth’s words turned worthy in our next vacation days. It was a random decision one night to set off on a trip to the much-heard and much-awaited waves of wonder, the Froggyland. Jeeth has asked me to pack our bags with a pair of attire for us and three to four sets of shorts and t-shirts for Kunjapp. I did pack that night itself and looked forward to the morning of the fast-approaching day. We have made up our minds to start depending on the time we get up. It was already decided not to follow a conditioned and fixed clock alarm. We would get up ‘Apne Aap’ and gear up for the trip accordingly.

We started our journey after breaking our fast with idli and sambar. Kunjapp was literally thrilled to move out of the quarters and get a varied glimpse of the world outside. As Jeeth had informed us that the water park would be opened by 10:00 AM, we slowly started taking a move with our only handbag capable of possessing anything and everything of ours in its surface area. The location Nuvem was not that far from our quarters and we reached the water world well before time. By the time we reached, there were many inside and a few were waiting to grab their entry tickets. I could hear a few announcements and my enthusiasm prompted me to click a few snaps along with my little App and the froggy structures. Within a few minutes, we got our tickets. We were dressed up in water-friendly costumes and so there was no need to go to the changing room then. We kept our footwear safe and started diving into an ocean of excitement at Goa’s largest waterpark. At Froggyland Waterpark, there is something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for exhilarating water slides, tranquil pools, or engaging water activities. It was time to get ready for an adventure filled with non-stop fun and excitement.

Kunjapp’s eyes have caught the attention of children playing and peeing in water unmindful of the rivulets of the liquid’s liquid movement. We chose to share some time at the children’s play area. The choice of sometime really went for some time crossing an hour. The splashing of water and its sudden overflow giving a shower’s impression made me sit and wait with Kunjapp just to feel that flow of water. It was a thrilling sight. We soon started playing in slides over there. It gave Kunjapp an impression of falling into the raptures of water. He loved walking through it making giggling sounds. His attention was altered by this from the whistling of children playing around a structure where water appears to be like the rhythm of rain. Kunjapp in no time began dancing in the drizzling background with his dad. We had a tough time convincing him to come out of the ecstasies created by the water rides and slides. We showed him some children playing in the distance. He was curious to see the way they walked through the Stepping Stones.

Stepping Stones test our balance and coordination as we manoeuvre across the stepping stones, strategically placing each foot to maintain stability and keep dry. This exciting challenge provides a thrilling adventure within this waterpark, pushing our agility to the limit. Kunjapp tried his best to walk and shake while walking through the stones. Jeeth was holding him tightly while Kunjapp made new steps. He lost his interest soon and started moving and playing in the water slides again. Jeeth told him there were some more playthings, especially a big slide. His curiosity took us to the other side. As the slide was too big, Kunjapp and his mom thought of waiting near the water pool to cheer Dad. As he has already become familiar with this through the big slide video, Kunjapp has decided to stand downstairs to see his dad’s performance. Jeeth’s slide movements filled him with scoops of laughter. He came in sometime. We could see the lazy river as well. The sunny day’s laziness made us relax for a while. Jeeth enlightened us about the rain dance.

We were eager to be a part of rainy musical movements. We heard an announcement mentioning the time of the rain dance. We started making a move. Lights became dim in the rain dance zone where lively water sprayed and energetic rhythms came together for an exhilarating dance experience unlike any other. Kunjapp was transmuted to a new world of watery vibes. People made steps out of their excitement and party feel. The feeling of the tummy’s need for the energy to dance made us reach the changing room within no time. As it was crowded, we took time to freshen up. We directed our legs to the cafe and snacks in the shaded relaxation area. By the time, Jeeth joined, I had already ordered tea and puffs. Kunjapp started munching it. What caught his attention was the kind of images and structures over there. The whole park themed around frogs was a new and riveting experience for him. Slowly, we started making a move from the froggy water land. Three hours passed like a smooth playtime in the water. Kunjapp has agreed to make a move towards the parking area of Baleno. We proceeded to Panjim with the hope of digging into Chicken Biriyani on the way. Kunjapp was loaded with water safari stories with limited words and powerful gestures. It was an experience we have never come across anywhere in life. The delight on his tiny face was priceless. The life-giving elixir of water can stir our mindset offering the profound realities of human life. Water teaches us and delights us freshly just like the unparalleled movements and uniqueness of this lovely liquid.

The great Renaissance artist, Leonardo da Vinci’s words echo the voice of wisdom that in time and with water, everything changes. Kunjapp might have changed and grown up over the years and our next visit to Froggyland may offer new insight. I honestly feel that his passion for water will linger and this life matrix will offer new vistas of entertainment for him. It is time to change the backdrop of Goa from our lives. Still, we fondly cherish all the lively and lovely moments of this scintillating land. It is time for a change and another adventure.

Dr Aparna Ajith

Dedicated to Sujeeth and Anvik Sujeeth, the priceless possessions of my life who make me go ahead with all my daily delirium and creative lunacies. Love and hugs to my warriors!

PS: If your little one is curious to explore the untarnished beauty of the water drops and waves, do not wait for long to stop by Froggyland, the Water World. You won’t regret coming here as it’s children-friendly in all aspects. Let them dance in the revelry of the raindrops. Let them relax to the core unmindful of the external world. Froggyland forever remains special for Kunjapp. It is not just a destination; it is a haven designed with children in mind, where relaxation and fun go hand in hand. Your investment of time and money will be rewarded with priceless memories that will last a lifetime. Imagine the joy on Kunjapp’s face as he grows older, reminiscing about his carefree days in Goa. Let him grow a little bit to read my words and ask us to re-create that very old day of his Goan Childhood. Let the countdown to unforgettable experiences begin right here!

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.

 

Drs. Pandian, also known by his birth name Sundarapandian A/L Valusamy

Drs. Pandian: A Journey Through Language, Literature, and Leadership

Drs. Pandian, also known by his birth name Sundarapandian A/L Valusamy, traces his roots back to the serene shores of Pangkor Island, Perak. However, his journey transcends geographical boundaries, delving deep into the realms of language, literature, and leadership.

Educational Pursuits and Linguistic Exploration

His academic odyssey commenced at the prestigious University of Malaya, where he embarked on a quest for knowledge in the realm of Linguistics. It was a pivotal moment when he transitioned to the National University of Indonesia, a decision that would shape his understanding of the Malay language. Under the tutelage of luminaries like Prof. Sutan Takdir Alisyabana, Drs. Pandian delved into the intricacies of Malay linguistics, paving the way for his future endeavors in literature.

Cultivating Literary Passions

Indonesia became more than just a destination for academic pursuits; it became a haven for literary exploration. Immersed in the rich tapestry of Indonesian literature, Drs. Pandian found inspiration in the works of literary giants such as HB Jassin, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, WS Rendra, and Mochtar Lubis. Their writings ignited a spark within him, fueling his passion for literature and poetry.

Guidance and Mentorship

Pivotal to Drs. Pandian’s journey was the guidance of Pak AGI (Abdul Ghaffar Ibrahim), a revered figure whose mentorship shaped his trajectory as an educator and poet. Under Pak AGI’s tutelage, Drs. Pandian delved deeper into the world of poetry, honing his craft and refining his literary voice.

Leadership in Literature

Drs. Pandian’s contributions extend beyond the realms of academia and literature. As the Principal Secretary of the National Poets Association of Malaysia (PEMUISI), he plays a pivotal role in fostering literary excellence and promoting cultural heritage. His leadership is exemplified through numerous programs and initiatives organized in collaboration with PEMUISI, DBP, UMW, and other cultural organizations, enriching Malaysia’s literary landscape.

A Legacy of Inspiration

Drs. Pandian’s journey epitomizes the transformative power of literature and the profound impact of mentorship. His unwavering dedication to language, literature, and leadership serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring writers and educators alike. Through his tireless efforts, Drs. Pandian continues to nurture a generation of literary talents, leaving an indelible mark on Malaysia’s cultural heritage.

In celebrating Drs. Pandian’s remarkable journey, we honor not only his achievements but also his enduring commitment to the preservation and promotion of literature and language in Malaysia and beyond.

Ferri Anugerah Makmur: A Journey of Inspiration and Creativity

Born on February 14, 1962, in Bandung, Indonesia, Ferri Anugerah Makmur has carved a remarkable path as a motivator, author, and poet, leaving an indelible mark on the literary and motivational landscape of Malaysia and beyond.

His journey began in the halls of St. John’s Institution, where he excelled as a student leader, serving as the President of the Malay Club in 1980. Even in his formative years, Ferri exhibited a passion for language and expression, which would later become the cornerstone of his literary endeavors.

Ferri’s creative journey unfolded through various mediums, from penning lyrics for the album “Ferri’88 Nostalgia,” collaborating with renowned songwriter Royston Santa Maria, to documenting his travels in the blog “Journey MAS 1988-1996.” His literary prowess extended to publishing “The Journey of Malaysian Art,” a testament to his dedication to promoting Malaysian culture and heritage.

An integral part of Ferri’s journey is his role as a motivator and speaker, inspiring audiences across Malaysia and beyond. His motivational talks at the Ministry of Education and Lautze Mosque in Jakarta and Bandung have garnered acclaim and recognition, earning him accolades from luminaries such as Mr. Karim Ooi, the Founder of Lautze Mosque Indonesia.

Ferri’s literary contributions have not gone unnoticed. His book “Cinta Agung Ibu” became a Malaysia Best Seller, selling an impressive 28,000 copies. Furthermore, his works have been recognized globally, with his books finding a place in prestigious institutions like The Library of Congress in Washington and the National Library of Russia.

In 2021, Ferri celebrated the launch of his latest book, with commentary by Dato Dr. Zurinah Hassan, a National Laureate, and the Indonesian version inaugurated by Mr. Mahyeldi Ansharullah, the Governor of South Sumatra. This milestone underscored Ferri’s enduring commitment to literature and his ability to transcend cultural boundaries with his words.

Ferri’s journey of creativity and inspiration culminated in his appointment as the Head of Accreditation and Official MC for the Kuala Lumpur International Film Academy Awards (KLIFAA) in 2024, solidifying his position as a leader in the arts and literary community.

As Ferri Anugerah Makmur continues to inspire and uplift through his words and actions, his legacy as a motivator, author, and poet shines brightly, illuminating the hearts and minds of all who encounter his work.

Blackout Days: Poem by Preetha VR

Slung to the wind
Like a feather, that
Oozed up the fluffy clouds
Wish I were resilient but had a
Blackout, wrench off acquire frolic,
Chock-full vigour and bristle

Shielded my arms and limbs
All were cajoled and flattered
Stood deep into the dark
Could hear the snorts.
I wound up my paintings
Sheltered in and tore it down

Floppy topped with
Filthy water,
Slowly faded from the life held
Run out from the corpses
Gone away from the horde
Agony harsh though
Leaps to the pinnacle bud

I surrender to thee
Everything emerges out
Tactic planted disallows
Feel the aloofness in my fingers

Sunrays spread all my tissues
That thinning out into my cells
And breed the warmness.
Soundless rhythm, cadence, and harmony
Slowly fluttered my wings,
To wake up snoozing into milkweed.

Preetha VR

Stefano Caranti: A Renaissance of Poetry and Multimedia Artistry

In the heart of Imola, Italy, Stefano Caranti’s journey into the realms of poetry and multimedia artistry began on a balmy July day in 1965. His life’s narrative is one that intertwines the intricacies of technology with the profound depths of artistic expression, shaping a path illuminated by creativity and innovation.

A poet, video poet, videomaker, and director, Stefano Caranti’s story is a testament to the fusion of diverse passions and talents. In 2009, fueled by his love for poetry and his background as a computer scientist, he embarked on a transformative venture, crafting video-poetic works that transcended conventional boundaries. His aim? To invite a broader audience into the enchanting world of artistic expression, a journey that also extended to school children, nurturing a new generation of creative minds.

The culmination of his artistic endeavors came to fruition in 2018 with the publication of his anthology “The Guardians of the Dawn.” Blending poetry with multimedia elements, Caranti’s work pulsates with dynamic energy, drawing readers into a realm where words dance amidst visual symphonies. Through the innovative use of dynamic QR codes, readers are transported into an immersive experience, where the boundaries between literature and technology blur seamlessly.

Caranti’s artistic prowess has garnered him a plethora of accolades, with over 80 awards in the realm of videopoetry alone. Renowned for his visionary approach, he is frequently sought after to serve as a juror in national and international poetic and videopoetic competitions, shaping the landscape of contemporary artistic expression.

His multimedia creations have graced prestigious exhibitions, from modern art showcases to the grandeur of the Campidoglio in Rome. Across cinemas, radio waves, and web platforms, Caranti’s works resonate with audiences worldwide, weaving narratives that transcend linguistic and cultural barriers.

As an ambassador of poetic artistry, Caranti’s impact extends beyond the confines of Italy. In 2019, he assumed the role of national secretary for Italy within the esteemed “Poetas del Mundo” movement, championing the universal language of poetry on a global scale. His contributions to the artistic community further solidified with the co-founding of WikiPoesia in 2020, and the VideoPoetic Artistic Movement (M.A.V.) in 2021, earning a place in the prestigious Treccani Italian encyclopedia.

In 2022, Caranti embarked on a poignant journey with the “Anita Fidelis” project, a testament to his commitment to humanitarian causes. Through the cultivation and dissemination of the “Anita Garibaldi” rose, the project celebrates the indomitable spirit of women and femininity worldwide, casting a beacon of hope across borders.

Stefano Caranti’s legacy continues to unfold, a testament to the boundless possibilities of artistic exploration. His journey is a reminder that in the convergence of technology and artistry, lies the potential to illuminate the world with the brilliance of human creativity.

For more insights into Caranti’s world of poetry and multimedia art, visit his website at www.inuoviorizzonti.it or reach out via email at stefano@inuoviorizzonti.it.

Journey of Words: The Story of Rut Vargas Vivas

Rut Vargas Vivas, a native of Bogotá, Colombia, was born and raised as the third among three sisters and one brother. Her parents, Martín Vargas and María Inés Vivas, firmly believed in the pivotal role of education in personal development. They considered themselves responsible for their children’s educational journey, emphasizing that it wasn’t solely the school’s duty. This philosophy translated into a childhood devoid of a television, with limited entertainment options beyond a substantial Phillips radio and a handful of toys. Rut’s mother engaged the family with books, while her father fostered a love for mathematics and geometry, enduring passions in her life. Their favorite pastime involved exploring the fields near Usaquén, then a town adjacent to Bogotá, now incorporated as a city neighborhood.

Completing primary and secondary education in Catholic institutions, Rut graduated in political science from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá in 1992. Subsequently, she earned a master’s degree in Planning and Development in 2002, before relocating to the United States. In 2012, Rut achieved an MSW, specializing as a psychotherapist, from the University of Utah.

In Colombia, Rut contributed to community welfare through a non-governmental organization, implementing projects and advising the UNDP on program implementation in Bogotá. Later, she served as an advisor in the Technical Cooperation and International Relations office of the Presidency.

Upon her move to the United States, Rut commenced her career as a freelancer, transitioning into a role as a reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune, focusing on news related to the Hispanic or Latino population. Currently, she dedicates her efforts to conducting psychosocial evaluations for clients facing criminal charges, presenting these assessments in the courts of justice in Utah and the United States.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Rut is an avid writer, channeling her passion into poems, novels, short stories, and essays. Her literary journey includes the publication of a novel on Amazon titled “Mala Prosapia” (loosely translating to bad lineage or bad origin). Presently, she is actively working on a second novel and a collection of short stories, both anticipated to be released in March or April 2023.