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● Word Masala Award is only conferred on the published South-
● Others may receive WMP Special Citation Certificate Awards. For example, a citation can be for being an 'activist poet' or an 'emerging voice'. Our website will display such citations.
● All the above-
● In future, we intend to add Word Masala Poetry in Translation Award as we start featuring the translation of well-
About our Poet-
Poetry Films are a very exciting genre, slowly making its mark. Like the concrete poetry this medium now takes us further in the realm of refreshed approach to the poetry that combines and experiments with the text, audio and the visuals. With the digital age one is able to explore this creative field easily. The link given here of my own film is linear, but with the third dimension adding its own meaning. There are many experiments of the medium in this genre that one can find through the search engines. The winner of the 2014 Turner Prize has put the short films on the mainstream art map now.
So please do explore and let us hear from you about your own poetry film. Please click below on the words, An exclamation, to get some idea about the genre.
Please note, Skylark Publication can help with your Foundation if you have a storyboard and the script idea. Enquire about the fees if you are interested.
Word Masala has set up a review group. We want to build up this group. Practical position in the publishing world is that if you are not prepared to review books by other poets and authors, it will be wrong to expect others to review your books. It takes time and effort. If everyone thinks it is a waste of time, then we will have a continued problem. If you are not pro-
And once again, may I request readers to go out of their way to encourage our Diasporic poets by acquiring their books from the links provided? Not only Daljit Nagra's book here, but the books recently published by the poets featured earlier, Debjani Chatterjee, Shanta Acharya, Usha Akella, and Reginald Massey.
We are in the process of setting up this opportunity. The e-
More details will be revealed when we have enough number of books on the list. We will organize pod-
We will work on organizing to present our award winning poets at the House of Lords as important and influential poets of the Diaspora. Lord Parekh and Lord Dholakia as patrons are very keen to see our Diaspora writers and poets making a success in the tough market for their literature in the host community.
Our supporting organization in the matter are, Vatayana, a Poetry-
A Presentation at the House of Lords
We are working on launching a poetry competition with a prize. The details will be announced in the near future.
Instead of any entry fee, we will ask the participants to buy any poetry collection from a selection of books we will offer to help publishers and our poets.
Publishers and poets are requested to approach us for such inclusion in the list for which there is no charge. But a special discount offer to the entrants is encouraged. An alternative to a discount for them will be to donate books from the diaspora poets in their catalogue to help Word Masala. The judges will be from our Word Masala Award Winners.
At this stage we are building a list of the books to include. Please contact me if you want to participate in this listing.
How it works?
Poets are primarily nominated by our present winners, the editor, the guest editors, and patrons of Word Masala. But we have a panel as well. 2018 panel is listed on our home page. This then leads to further consultation in the background with feedback received from a wider group. Reading their work becomes an important part of this process. The decision of the Director of Word Masala Non-
The awards are not automatic as we have a responsibility to acknowledge and celebrate the extra-
Once a year a Word Masala Poet-
Word Masala Award
Word Masala Award
4. Usha Akella
5. Daljit Nagra
7. Usha Kishore
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WM Crowdfunding Award
1. Mona Dash
WMP Special Citation Awards
1. Sweta Vikram