New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
In her new poetry collection, “Intimations: Poetry in the light of the Mind’s eye” (published by Trafford Publishing), prolific writer Venilla Rajaguru presents thought-provoking poems in three thematic frameworks: “lifescape, lovescape and blindscape.”
Here’s how Rajaguru describes her art:
“My poetic art is certainly not art for art’s sake. It is indeed Poetic Art with a social purpose. My primary aim as a Poet is to use the art form with a sense of social responsibility, and create poetry that is thought provoking on topics and themes of current relevance and interest. As with all literary writings of the past and present, each poem is open for personal interpretation and critical appraisal from the reader’s frame of mind.
I believe that every author has a social obligation in writing and in reaching out to readers, to inspire readers and audience of poetry recitals to empathize with literary persona and understand universal human values. Literature in general, and Art as such is not just about representation of life as observed in light and darkness, but a slice of life crafted in many shades of feelings, thoughts and dreams, to foster better understanding of fellow human beings and the many yearnings of the human psyche for social and personal acceptance, a sense of belonging, for love and self-realization.”
Steeped in social satire, philosophical themes and didactic storylines, “Intimations” presents a timeless collection of Rajaguru’s work. The book, praised for its “intellectual poetry,” has been nominated for Trafford’s Gold Seal of Literary Excellence.
Must-read for poetry lovers and readers of short fiction, “Intimations” is available at Trafford.com and major retail booksellers.
About the Author
Venilla Rajaguru is a prolific writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Born in Singapore, she has lived and traveled in India, Southeast Asia, North America and several European countries. She read English literature at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes scholar in 1992. She later served as the editor of the British Council’s literary journals titled Literature Alive and Focus on English, published by the council’s Indian division between 1995 to 1997.
Rajaguru is also the former chairperson of the Women’s Wing Foundation of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) secretariat, 2009–2011, when she helped implement several developmental programs for children and women’s welfare. Her nonfiction writings have been published Asia-wide in several newspapers. She is also in the process of publishing her first novel. While “Intimations” is her first anthology in print and e-book format, audio CDs of her oral recitals are already available online.
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