Colombo, Oct 17 (newsin.asia) – The launch of the book “MY POETIC PLACE: The journey to self-discovery” took place on the 13th of October at 5pm virtually. Taking into consideration the pandemic situation and the new norms, author Sakina Mohammed released her book by uploading a compilation of well wishes on her social media accounts.
Sakina is a Sri Lankan born poet, a full-time mother and a creative chaos managing a few of her passion projects. Born on the 15th of June, she believes her Gemini intrinsic traits have blessed her with a strong command of words, colourful thoughts and quick wit! She has received her basic education at Burhani Serendib School in Colombo, under the EDEXCEL London syllabus and received further training in home science, and is a professional henna artist.
Her love for literature started quite early, where back in school she would write poems and stories and share with teachers and friends, two of her stories were even displayed at the school library in the reference section. She still holds dear her first poem book written during her school days. Unfortunately, after her schooling years ended, even though her love for poetry always lived, inspiring her to write on special occasions, the mundane life deviated her from the art.
A couple of years back she found inspiration to connect with her childhood love for the divine art of literature and there was no holding her this time. She initially began with a blog named “MY POETIC PLACE” and shared it with her family and friends. All the appreciation and support she received encouraged her and she ventured out on social media, publishing on Instagram and Facebook. Soon she started receiving offers for anthologies and featuring in Instagram pages for prompts and other challenges.
During the pandemic period, Sakina says her poetry kept her going as she took the most advantage of the lockdown to write to the maximum of her capacity and kept sharing with her readers and took this opportunity to interact with many fellow poets around the world. She also ventured out one step ahead by creating inspiring spoken poem videos on themes of mental and emotional wellbeing and motivational subjects in an attempt to create positivity through her art.
Currently, Sakina has been appointed as the moderator for the Sri Lankan office by the Literary Forum Motivational Strips, World’s Most Active Writer’s Forum. She has also been featured multiple times on the Bharat Vision Website affiliated to Motivational Strips Forum, featured on the inaugural episode, as well as the upcoming first episode for the Bharat Vision Channel affiliated to the Motivational Strips Forum. She has also been featured by The Eve Poetry Magazine website as the Poet Of The Day. She has been conferred the ‘CESAR VALLEJO 2020’ annual honour from Union Hispanomundial De Escritores(UHE), the worlds largest Spanish Writers Union, the ‘Medal of Shakespeare’ honour and recently received the ‘Gujarat Sahitya Academy Award 2021’ at the occasion of Indias Republic day and was featured in local papers in felicitation for the award.
She belongs to a literary group named The Writers Unite from which she has continuously received certificates for her participation in their challenges as the Winner and Runner-Up. The Instagram page handled by Ryan named @rdw.world (Instagram) handles daily prompts and publishes anthologies at the end of the month featuring the winners of these prompts, Sakina has also been featured on these anthologies for the last series of months continuously.
“The Dreamscape ” literary magazine published by the Open Skies Collections has showcased her poem on dreams amongst very eminent poets. Apart from these features, she has also co-authored books “It’s all about me and you” published by @words_with_coffee (Instagram) , “Feild of Hues” published by Writers Pocket. “Life is beautiful” by Spectrum of Thoughts, “Love, Lust, Liseouscness” published by Pen Of India Publication and, “Repository of Emotions” published by Bookmarked Publishers. Sakina regularly publishes her work on her Instagram page @sakinas_expressions (Instagram) and many literary forums and groups on Facebook.
Her book as the name suggests “MY POETIC PLACE: The journey to self-discovery” is a collection of poems that inspire, uplift and motivate. Some thought-provoking poems on life realities and positive outlook, also including a few poems on love which are very close to her heart. She believes that her book has the power to touch hearts and bring a smile to the face of a reader going through a rough phase.
“MY POETIC PLACE” The journey to self-discovery poetry books are available for purchase at The Jam Fruit Tree Publications and Writer’s Club outlet at 366 First Floor, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00300. Postal orders worldwide (Bank transfers and PayPal payments accepted) and cash on delivery islandwide.