About the Author
A winner of Tagore Award in poetry in 1961 and the International Global Harmony Award, 2013, Yayati Madan G Gandhi is a moving, powerful voice in contemporary English Poetry having a unique place in the world of Mysticism and poetry for peace. Conferred with the lifelong title of Mystic Poet Laureate Dr. Gandhi is the author of Twenty volumes of poetry. On his Poetry, research leading to M. Phil and Ph.D. is in progress in several Universities. One Ph.D. Thesis ‘EWAFE’ Motif in M.G. Gandhi’s Poetry’ has been published in book form entitled Poetry of Madan G. Gandhi: A new Metaphysical Voice. In a befitting recognition of his excellence in poetry, World Academy of Arts and Culture conferred, in 1993, the honorary degree of Doctor of Litterateur (Litt.D) upon Gandhi for making a distinguished contribution for promoting world order and international understanding through his writings.
Yayati Madan G Gandhi has been a recipient of numerous awards and honours. A few of them are : International Man of the Year (1991-92) and (1992-93), Most Admired Man of the Decade, World Intellectual (1993) Five hundred Great Personalities of the World, One-in-Million Honour, National Excellence Award for contribution in the field of Education and Literature, Rajiv Gandhi Award for outstanding contribution to education and literature. A winner of Aryabhat and Varamihira Awards, Professor Madan is a votary of dialogue among civilizations and culture and harmonic convergence of art, poetry, culture, science and spirituality.
Born in 1940 Professor Gandhi is also a painter and designer, and his art work has been exhibited in galleries in Cambridge, England, and in Delhi, India. Dr Gandhi has been associated with a number of universities as professor and administrator and has worked as Visiting Professor, Delhi University, Lala Lajpat Rai Chair Professor, Punjab University, Chandigarh and has edited collected works of Lala Lajpat Rai and several poetry anthologies.
Mutiu Olawuyi (popularly called the Jungle Poet), Professor of Poetry - International Art Academy Volos, Greece, is an international award-winning poet - 2012 International Who's Who in Poetry Awardee, USA; 2013 World Poetry Empowered Poet Awardee,Canada, and 2014 Marqui's Who's Who in the World Listee, USA. Mutiu is the founder of Muse for Women Group (Worldwide) and Poetry Zone Group - where writers from corners of the world ink to say "NO to gender violence", and constructively criticise works of their fellow writers respectively. He has authored four books of poetry (i.e. American Literary Legends and Other Poems , Thoughts from the Jungle , 9/11 Poetry , and The Journey to the Archangels ), and has edited numerous international anthologies, journals and magazines. Mutiu also has some of his poems, short stories and research papers published in online and offline journals and magazines in India, Ireland, England, Canada, Greece, Nigeria, Hungary and USA. Finally, some of his works have been translated to Arabic, French, Esperantos, Malayalam, Telugu and Hungarian. Go to http://versesofthejunglepoet.blogspot.com for more information about him.