Ariadne’s Notes: A warm welcome to Mina Boulekou, a new member and contributor from Greece!
Mina Boulekou was born in Athens and lives in Kapandriti Attica. She works at the Land Registry of Marathon while is being a student of European Culture at the Open University of Patras. She is a poetress, she is also a member of the National Union of Writers (P.E.L.) and Literary Group and magazine KELAINO. Her first collection of poetry “With the Flow of the Wind” was published in 2014 by Ostria Editions, which was awarded by the Literary Group “XASTERON” and the magazine “KELAINO” for the book contest 2013-2014 in the cultural center of the Municipality of Ilion on 25/4/2015. She participated in the jury of the 33rd Literary Contest 2014 – Category: Tale conducted by the National Union of Writers (P.E.L.) on February 15, 2015 in the Municipality of Athens Tritsi Anthony Hall.
She has participated in several poetry anthologies publishing OSTRIA, Vergina, ENTYPOIS, AGGELAKI. Poems of Greek and English have been published on the internet at the following literary pages:
Beyond the Horizon
I flied with my wings
Like Icarus in the sky
I travelled across
the seas and mountains
to discover You,
You, my precious Crown!
you are my Land!
A Whole Kingdom
was shined to your Beauty
it seemed magestic
spreading your Grace
All over… the World…
I heard your Voice again
As a forgotten dream
glooming beyond the horizon
as an undimmed shade
through your bitter tears!
Oh what a broken bond!
nested in your heart
like a breezy wind!
I followed my pilgrimage
with reverence and devoutness!
I travelled as a Guardian
to a predetermined cosmic path
Beyond the Years Coming
in a new universal Era…
I stretched my Wings again
through a dazzling Light
To protect you from Evil
To save you from your Slavery!
To liberate you from your Misery!
To free you from your Burden!
By Mina Boulekou ©
Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon welcomed the lovely, multitalented author, Sherry Duggal on Tuesday night, August 11, 9 pm PST.
A special book launch for her new book, Beneath the Surface in this caring, spiritual and loving radio show. CLICK HERE to hear the show. Buy the book here: http://sherryduggal.wix.com/sherry-duggal It is well worth reading!
Beneath The Surface” combines her passion for mind body medicine and the written form of expression. The goal of her book is to create emotional and spiritual awareness.
Based on Chinese Medicine philosophy “Beneath The Surface” is written in poetic prose style as a stream of consciousness.
The five elements, which forms the basis of all ancient forms of medicine is a central theme in her book.
Blood imagery highlights the link between the non physical and physical realms. Mind and matter compete as emotions flow through the central character.
Through the protagonist, Sherry plays with these polarities as the other characters come in and out of her life like wisps of her imagination.
Sherry has delved into many genres of writing.
She presented her play “Eve:A Balancing Act” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the biggest theatre festival in the world.
She was also one of eight featured writers for the “Pull Festival” where she presented her ten minute one act play in Vancouver, B.C
Her play “Love Therapy” was featured at the “Masala!Mehndi! Masti!” festival, the biggest South Asian Festival in North America in Toronto, Ontario.
She has also performed her poetry at the “India International Center” in New Delhi, India
Locally Sherry has performed for and was a featured writer for “World Poetry”,, “Poetic Justice” and the “Surrey Muse”.
Recently she performed for the Rabindranath Tagore festival and the Sufi Legacy Conference.
Her writing is sufi inspired.
She also received the “Empowered Poet Award 2014 and a grant from the Hari Sharma Foundation (2015) toward her indiegogo campaign for her international book launch.
Lastly, this year Sherry performed in Mumbai, India and was also featured in the Lucknow Literary Festival, one of the top six literary festivals in India.
Her website: http://sherryduggal.wix.com/sherry-duggal
TV interview “Writing and Healing”