Lily Swarn won the Reuel International Prize for Poetry 2016 and was recognised by the World Union Of Poetsas 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. 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 Atunispoetry.com, Poem Kubili and The Garden of poetry and prose magazine. Our Poetry Archive, monthly web journal included her work in the contemporary Poets of Asia edition. Her work has been recognised 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 EZine, The Mind Creative. Lily Swarn’s column “History mystery of Food” is published each Wednesday in the international web magazine Different Truths.com. Her series “Cantonment Calling” in the same magazine won her exceptional readership worldwide.
This year she was awarded a trophy for being a ‘Woman of Substance’. 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 bothin 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 Punjabradio aired from Vancouver, Lily was recently interviewed by the Red River Radio “Tales from the pages” show in the United States.