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Lilies of the Valley: Collection of Essays

Lily Swarn (Author)

Lily Swarn won the Reuel International Prize for Poetry 2016 and was recognised by the World Union of Poets as Global Poet of Peace and Universal Love, World Institute of Peace conferred the title of Global Icon of Peace on her in Nigeria. Lily has been awarded the Virtuoso Award by Philosophique Poetica, Elizabeth Barrett Browning Award for contribution literature and Sarojini Naidu Award for excellence in poetic recitation and composition. A post-graduate in English from Panjab University she has taught in the prestigious Sacred Heart College, Dalhousie. A gold medalist for Best All Around Student from the Government College for Girls Chandigarh, Lily has two University Colours from Panjab University. One for Dramatics as ‘Best Actress’ and the other for excellence in Histrionics. She was the editor of the college magazine and also wrote middles for newspapers. She won accolades for recitation of self-composed poetry too. Poetry as passion blossomed after her young son’s sudden demise in 2013. She writes with a poignant touch in English, Hindi and Urdu. Her weekly columns “Cantonment Calling” and "History Mystery of Food” are highly popular. Lily’s poems can be read in numerous national and International anthologies and have recently been translated into Italian too. She is widely read in the internationally famous Poem Kubili and The Garden of Poetry and Prose magazine. Our Poetry Archive, a monthly web journal showcased her work in the Contemporary Poets of Asia Edition. Her work has been recognized as explosive, outstanding and powerful by different poetry groups and they often turn their spotlight on it. A featured poet in Pentasi B Friendship Poetry, she has been invited to attend the International poetry meet. Her poetry has also found a place in the e-zine Incredible Women of India and in the Learning and Creativity Magazine. Lily’s prose makes an appearance in the Australia based e-zine The Mind Creative. Her poems have been translated in 10 European and Asian languages already. 

She was awarded a trophy for being a ‘Woman of Substance’ in 2018. Her FB page in memory of her late son Gobind Shahbaaz Singh has tremendous following. “A versatile genius” ‘is the title she got in her school, Carmel Convent. Lily has been a radio show host in North Carolina USA and anchored prominent stage shows both in the civil and army arenas due to her proficiency in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. Frequently invited as a guest for her views on the 24-hour multilingual radio broadcaster, Sher e Punjab Radio aired from Vancouver. Lily was recently interviewed by the Red River Radio “Tales from the Pages” show in the United States. Her first solo book of poems A Trellis of Ecstasy was released in 2017. Her book has been applauded largely in the media by Chief Minister of Punjab and by India Today.

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Title Lilies of the Valley: Collection of Essays
Author Lily Swarn
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Authorspress
Language: English
isbn 9789388008525
length 119p.