WE Poetry Awards Longlist, 2022
WE Kamala Das Poetry Award Longlist- WE Eunice de Souza Poetry Award Longlist 1. Santosh Bakaya 2.Nicola Esteves 3.Shobhana Kumar 4.Srilata Krishnan WE Trailblazer Poet/Teacher Award Longlist 1.Amita Paul 2.Lily Swarn 3.Shyamolima Saikia WE Gifted Poet Award Longlist 1. Sonali Pattnaik 2. Sudeep Pagedar 3.Debarati Sen 4.Namira Anjum 5.Ajay Sawant 5.Yamini Dand Shah WE Poetry Awards Special Mentions 1. Batool Idris 2. Ananya Aneja 3.Suchita Parikh-Mundul Compliments of the Judges Panel - Nishat Haider, Taseer Gujral, Somrita Urni Ganguly, Smeetha Bhoumik
WE Scroll of Honour, 2022
1. WE Scroll of Honour - Writing Through Storm and Awakenings - Dr.Sonali Pattnaik, Dr.Shweta Rao Garg 2. WE Scroll of Honour - Pathfinders, Pillars of Community, Judges WE Poetry Awards- Dr.Nishat Haider, Dr.Taseer Gujral, Dr.Somrita Urni Ganguly, Smeetha Bhoumik 3. WE Scroll of Honour - Voice of the Vulnerable and the Arboreal World - Kalpna Singh Chitnis 4. WE Scroll of Honour - Exceptional Literary Creation of Year 2022, Honouring Truth - Sunita Singh 5. WE Scroll of Honour - Exceptional Woman-Centric Writing - Kaberi Roychoudhury. Usha Akella 6. WE Scroll of Honour - Translation as Adventure - Dr.Gjv Prasad, Dr.Somrita Urni Ganguly, Arunava Sinha 7. WE Scroll of Honour - Women in Mythology - Dr.Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Koral Dasgupta. 8. WE Scroll of Honour - Sati Series - Koral Dasgupta 9. WE Scroll of Honour - Golden Creations - Dr.Mani Rao. Sonia Rao. Rochelle Potkar. Vinita Agarwal. Usha Akella, Vidya Shankar. Vineetha Mokkil. Vandita Dharni. Dr.Suneet Madan. Dr.Sakoon Singh. Anubha Yadav. Gayatri Chawla. Eisha Sarkar. 10. WE Scroll of Honour - Brilliant Poetics - Dr.Sanjukta Dasgupta, Menka Shivdasani, Amita Paul, Dr.Taseer Gujral 11. WE Scroll of Honour - Multidimensional Literary Creations - Dr.Santosh Bakaya. Dr.Nishat Haider, Baisali Chatterjee Dutt . 12.WE Scroll of Honour - Editor's Choice - Shyamolima Saikia 13.WE Scroll of Honour - Multi-Dimensional Writing - Nisha JamVwal 14.WE Scroll of Honour - Light & Inspiration - Dr. Nirmala Mary Rego. Lily Swarn 15.WE Scroll of Honour - Exceptional Feminist, Academic - Dr. Papia Sengupta 16.WE Scroll of Honour - Exceptional Feminist Theatre - Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal 17.WE Scroll of Honour - Chanakya's Wisdom - Dr.Radhakrishnan Pillai 18.WE Scroll of Honour - Spaces That Liberate & Illumine - Dr. Sally Breen 19.WE Scroll of Honour - Creative Writing & Organization - Jagari Mukherjee. Neha Mishra Jha. Shuchi Kapoor. Debarati Sen. Sangita Kalarickal
Scroll of Honour Prize includes – certificate, book prize, honourable mention in YQR, and book review, if applicable.
Two New Awards: Chirag-e-Dair Award and Illumination Award
The Inaugural WE Chirag-e-Dair Award is conferred on Lily Swarn, for blazing a new trail with Urdu poetry.
Chirag-e-Dair is a poem by Mirza Ghalib, it means Light of the Temple
The Inaugural WE Illumination Award is conferred jointly on Sonali Pattnaik, Shweta Rao Garg, Usha Akella, Basudhara Roy Chatterjee, Mani Rao, Somrita Urni Ganguly.
New Awards include – certificate, book prize, book review, honourable mention in YQR and token prize money.
Women of Letters
1. Women of Letters - Exceptional Writing - Amita Paul. Menka Shivdasani. Vineetha Mokkil. Nabina Das. Nisha JamVwal. Vidya Shankar Baisali Chatterjee Dutt. Lily Swarn. Sangita Kalarickal. Gayatri Chawla. Kaberi Roychoudhury. Taseer Gujral. Nishat Haider. Lina Krishnan. Somrita Urni Ganguly. Sonali Pattjnaik. Shweta Rao Garg. Mallika Bhaumik. Samrudhi Dash. Debarati Sen. Suchita Parikh-Mundul. Jhilam Chattaraj. 2. Women of Letters - Celebrating New Directions – Lily Swarn, Nikita Parikh 3. Woman of Letters - Translation as Adventure - Somrita Urni Ganguly 4. Women of Letters - Poetry, Participation, Human Book - Vidya Shankar 5. Women of Letters - Poetry, Participation, Empathy, Spirit of WE - Sangita Kalarickal 6. Women of Letters - Poetry, Participation, Celebration - Sanjukta Dasgupta. Nisha JamVwal. Santosh Bakaya. Suneet Madan. Urna Bose. Amrita Valan. Paramita Mukherjee Mullick. Nabina Das. Gayatri Chawla. Abha Vishwakarma. Abha Iyengar. Rochelle Potkar. Basudhara Roy Chatterjee. Neha Mishra Jha. Mallika Bhaumik. Jagari Mukherjee. Sangita Kalarickal. Vidya Shankar. 7. Women of Letters - Poetry, Participation, Solidarity, Contribution - Lily Swarn. Sanjukta Dasgupta. Santosh Bakaya. Papia Sengupta. Vineetha Mokkil Suchita Parikh-Mundul. Sangita Kalarickal. Jagari Mukherjee. Shyamolima Saikia. Samrudhi Dash. Gayatri Chawla. Basudhara Roy Chatterjee. Debarati Sen. Sudeep Pagedar. Lina Krishnan. Priyal Panchal. Taseer Gujral. Smeetha Bhoumik. Nishat Haider. Somrita Urni Ganguly. Baisali Chatterjee Dutt. Sonali Pattnaik. Shweta Rao Garg. Suchita Parikh-Mundul. Vidya Shankar. Neha Mishra Jha. 8. Women of Letters - Honouring Truth, Exceptional Literary Contribution - Sunita Singh 9. Woman of Letters - Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Teaching - Baisali Chatterjee Dutt 10. Women of Letters - Exceptional Poetics - Taseer Gujral, Basudhara Roy Chatterjee, Deyasini Roy Suchita Parikh-Mundul 11. Women of Letters - Arboreal Aesthetic - Sumana Roy 12. Women of Letters - Poetry Collections - Dr. Paramita Mukherjee Mullick. Dr. Suneet Madan 13. Women of Letters - Brilliant Creations - Nabina Das 14. Women of Letters - Inspiring Feminist Thought - Sanjukta Dasgupta. Nishat Haider 15. Women of Letters - Exceptional Feminist Poetry - Sonali Pattnaik, Shweta Rao Garg, Usha Akela
Women of Letters prize includes – certificate, book prize, honourable mention in YQR, and book review if applicable.
Certificates – WE Poetry Awards & Acknowledgements 2022
Previous Awards, Acknowledgements
WE Update Feb 2022
WE Summary Feb '22 WE are love and love is us... And if you're here, you're made of love! Look at the pathways we've trekked so far - through sublime green arches holding the promise of love, into vales of flowery dreams, over harsh boulders that diminish and steep slopes of erasures, we've seen vast green open spaces of affirmation and oneness, of camaraderie and creativity... Hand in hand, Acknowledging each other, rewarding our beautiful voices and walking together the trails where we've grown our own fragrant beauteous roses! In our journey so far, WE have instituted seven major poetry awards recognising women's voices (2018, '20), three one-time special awards for women who inspire (2017), and a collection of very special recognition certificates for creative artists ('20). All this, since WE came into being in 2016. Hold your breath, for there is more excitement in store! But let's first traverse the varied WE Awards : 2017 : One Time Special Recognition WE Beacon of Love and Inspiration - Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal WE Beacon of Light and Verse - Priya Sarukkai Chabria WE Beacon of Solidarity and Strength - Menka Shivdasani 2018 : The WE Kamala Das Poetry Award - Anna Sujatha Mathai 2020 : A warm thank you of immense gratitude to our esteemed panel of judges comprising Nishat Haider , Taseer Gujral Somrita Urni Ganguly WE Kamala Das Poetry Award - Dr.Sanjukta Dasgupta WE Trailblazer Poet Teacher Award (posthumous) - Dr. Eunice de Souza WE Trailblazer Poet Teacher Award - Kala Ramesh WE Eunice de Souza Award (English) - Menka Shivdasani WE Eunice de Souza Award (Hindi) - Savita Singh WE Gifted Poet Award (Emerging Voices) - Jagari Mukherjee , Rukhaya MK 2020 : WE Special Recognition Certificates conferred : The ICWP Prize (Inspiring Circle of Women Poets who offer Inspiration, Community, Wonder & Peace). Abha Iyengar Lily Swarn , Srividya Sivakumar Jasmine Khurana Maya Sharma Sriram , Pervin Saket , Shweta Garg , Tikulli Dogra Ishmeet Nagpal WE Special Recognition Certificates 1. WE Glowing Diamond Somrita Urni Ganguly 2.WE Sci-Fi Awards : Scintillating, Creative, Impactful - Feminine Power Initiates Shuchi Kapoor . Neha Mishra Jha . Urna Bose 3. WE - The Force. Maya Sharma Sriram 4. WE - Divine Verse Pervin Saket 5. WE Poetry Fairy Rochelle Potkar She walks on magic 6. WE - Spoken Diva. Jasmine Khurana 7. WE -Diva of the World Lily Swarn 8. WE - Glowing Aesthete Shweta Garg, Tikulli Dogra 9. WE - Courageous Voice Antara Banerjee 10. WE Brilliance Srividya Sivakumar 11. WE - Gifted Core Nishat Haider, Taseer Gujral, Vinita Agrawal , Gayatri Chawla , Somrita Urni Ganguly. Smeetha Bhoumik, Shuchi Mehta Kapoor 10. A Note of Love from WE WE see you Sassy women, you inspire : WE SASSY Soaring & Single in Style Sreemoyee Piu Kundu ,. Bhavana Nissima Warm thanks go out to Smita Bahuguna Agarwal , Charanjeet Kaur Anju Makhija for their nominations and presence during WE Awards '20. Special thanks are due to our anchors, moderators who have created wonderful WE online sessions with their unique contributions - Baisali Chatterjee Dutt Abha Iyengar Somrita Antara Banerjee, thank you very much! Thanks are due to erudite souls and editors who carry our work with great love - Gjv Prasad Kalpna Singh-Chitnis Santosh Bakaya Paramita Mukherjee Mullick Rochelle Potkar Nabina Das Vandita Dharni among many others. Very special mention here of two poets who have contributed immensely to our poetry writing month Amita Paul and Rituparna Khan . May your poetry continue to shower us with abundance! And finally huge congratulations to Sonali Pattnaik for her book 'when the flowers begin to speak' which WE have the pleasure of launching on Feb 26. Thank you Sonali. And to conclude, our heartfelt thanks to every poet who has submitted to WE Awards 2022 and to everyone who has made nominations. In this, our journey of love and seeking, we are supported by magical persons who bless us and see us through storms, to celebrate our existence in every measure... More power, more love to us, always ! Spring 2022 Recipients : WE Poe-Tree Green Hearts Award 2022 Categories – Earth, Diva, Meritorious Earth WE Earth Green Hearts Awards 2022 Recipients – who took us back to earth! With Exemplary Poetry, Participation, Resilience during #CeWoPoWriMoWE ’20, ‘21. Amita Paul, Rituparna Khan Diva WE Diva Green Hearts Award 2022 Recipient – for lighting up our world with verse! For Exemplary Poetry & Participation during #CeWoPoWriMoWE ’19 ’20, ’21 and WE Online Readings, Celebrations Lily Swarn Meritorious 3. WE Meritorious Green Hearts Award Recipients – for exceptional contribution to WE Literary Community, WE Awards and Poetry Nishat Haider, Taseer Gujral Somrita Urni Ganguly