We are proud to nominate Shipra Verma as our next "Star Poet" under "Day out with a Star" platform at http://www.dayoutwithastar.com for writing NATURE relevant poems that can inspire the next generation.
Chandra Kishore, Founder, Indian Environment Network http://www.paryavaran.com and "Day out with a Star" platform sat with Shipra Verma over a cup of virtual coffee on Facebook Live on February 25 8:30 PM India time/ Feb 25 10 AM US EST. Check the video at https://www.facebook.com/dayoutwith/videos/925058470985492/
You can now book Private one-to-one time with Shipra right here on on our platform to video chat with her and learn about her inspiring journey as a poet, singer and educator.
Shipra has just published her new book "Ravine and Peak: A book of poems" which is a collection of poems grounded in nature. Here's her accolade from Amazon.com:
"Shipra has been writing poetry since her childhood and won many awards and prizes in poetry. She writes in many languages and has also been recognized for her immense literary and creative feats both nationally and internationally. She has done her Masters in Botany with specialization in cytogenetic and plant breeding, and has worked as a Research fellow in CSIR. Presently, she works as a Professor in a government college in Mumbai, affiliated to the Mumbai University.She has a very sweet voice and she is a Sangeet Visharad (First Class) in Vocal Classical Hindustani Music. She is the right balance between the scientific and artistic knowledge streams. She has published a book of Hindi poems named "Akinchan Kavitaayen" and was felicitated by many literary associations in Patna, Mumbai, Nasik etc. Her poems have been published in many magazines and newspapers. She has also been broadcasting her soulful poems on the national television and All India Radio and TV channels. THE 2017 NEW ENGLAND POETRY ANTHOLOGY, (Published by International Poetry Press Publishing) has selected Shipra Verma's poem "Air and Mountain" in the Top Hundred poems of the year 2017 as it "uniquely captures the essence of poetic expression and meaning" and has been unanimously selected by the editors to be featured in this international poetic journal. Based on the authorship of her poem , she has been awarded the Elite Writers Status for 2017 by the editors of The 2017 Poets Showcase and Yearbook."
Here are some extracts from her book of Poems:-
Somewhere near the magnanimous sea
Whispering goes on about you and me.....
This slightly cloudy evening sky
Memories of someone passing by.....
Waves of water
Fighting each other
Then they all give up
Stay in the water......
Like air you are everywhere
Like mountain I stand alone......
I love tomatoes
You love grapes.....
You and me are
Yet we stick together
Talk of our spirit and grit......
Life is a loan
From the time bank
This body is on rent
Till the boat sank.......
For Amazon - follow this link : https://www.amazon.com/Ravine-Peak-Poems-Shipra-Verma/dp/154571214X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519530378&sr=8-1&keywords=shipra+verma&dpID=5141Shni37L&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch