Authored By: Lily Swarn
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 236||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 276.50||Price in (USA) $. 29.95|
Lily Swarn is a poet and writer whose prolificacy is only matched by her virtuosity. The fact that she masters English vocabulary (only one language in her quiver)to the nth degree is no small feat. I can only recommend Lily’s poetry most highly as a heady melange, to be imbibed with this warning. She is not to be read without leaving the reader marked in some personal, indelible way. Lily Swarn’s poetry is not for sissies.
Marya Berry, Poet, critic, radio host. Winner of Gulbenkuan Scholarship, 1990.
Lily Swarn is a prolific writer, well known for her engaging work in poetry and prose which immerses readers in an ocean of recollection and contemplation. Her deep and layered poetry is an epitome of grace and class.Simple yet sublime, stoic and steady, the poetess, a cynosure of all eyes, with her high spirit and artistic purity comes with this fabulous collection.May it reach all homes across the world and bring love and light.
Pramila Khadun, Poetess, Reuel Prize Winner, author of Igniting Key
Reuel Prize Awardee Lily Swarn writes with elegance, passion and with her unique perception of the world through a poetic lens that is clear, sparkling and therapeutic.A prolific poet and writer,her poems are wing beats of wisdom upon the horizons of the heart.
Reena Prasad, Poet, co-editor of The Significant Anthology
Like a fine painter picking up his palette, liquids, brushes and canvas/Like a robin’s picking up a song, nightingale its tune,wild geese compass /like a carver holding his chisel and mallet to hone a sculpture en masse/like a golden sparrow engineering it’s nest, a bower bird’s house class/Mysteriously she mixes love and life in that transplantation of caravan /Mesmerized me when I saw her in her poetry pond, our Lily Swarn!
Dr. Lanka Siva Rama Prasad, Author of 107 books.
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 andb 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 Punjabradio aired from Vancouver, Lily was recently interviewed by the Red River Radio “Tales from the pages” show in the United States.