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Neena Singh

Neena Singh

Born: November 08 1956 in Lucknow, India
Resides: Chandigarh, India
E-mail: neenarotary (at) gmail (dot) com

Neena is a banker turned poet from Chandigarh, India. She runs a non-profit for the education of underprivileged children.
Her haikai poetry has featured in many online journals and printed magazines viz. Presence, Frogpond, Contemporary Haibun Online, Asahi Shimbun, Under the Basho, Prune Juice, Chrysanthemum, The Haiku Foundation blog Troutswirl, Wales Haiku Journal, Acorn, Cold Moon, Failed Haiku, Haikuniverse, Heliosparrow, Poetry Pea and others.
She has self-published two books of poetry—Whispers of the Soul-The Journey Within and One Breath Poetry.

Awards and Other Honors:

Nehru Prize in Poetry, Award for Social Work by the Governor Punjab and Lifetime Achievement Award for Creativity in Banking by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Books Published:

Whispers of the Soul-The Journey Within - Notion Press, 2016; One Breath Poetry - a journal of haiku, senryu & tanka Sambhavna Prakashan; First Edition (1 January 2020).

Selected Work
 
green lawn-mower―
awaits the gardener
nesting pigeons
 
crawling through the weight a baby snail
 
 
 
pale dawn
cries of peacocks
unfurl the sky
 
drawing cranes
with grandson―
my walking stick
 
 
 
ghost home―
memories of the guava tree
still linger
 
row of candles
outside the temple―
the light within
 
 

Credits:

"green lawn-mower" - The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network), June 5, 2020; "crawling through" - Under the Basho, Sept. 3, 2020; "pale dawn" - Presence Issue #68, Fall 2020; "drawing cranes", "ghost home" - Chrysanthemum Fall Issue #28 Oct. 2020; "row of candles" - Failed Haiku Vol. 5 Issue 60, Dec. 2020.

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