Pravat Kumar Padhy, professionally a Petroleum Geologist, ONGC, India. Holds Masters in Science and Ph.D in Applied Geology from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Published literary articles and poems in leading English news papers, journals, anthologies and e-zines. Literary work referred in ‘Interviews with Indian Writing in English’, Indian Literature, Anger in Action: Exploration in Indian Writing in English, Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetry, A Survey of Indian English Poetry etc. Awarded “Certificate of Honour” from Writer’s Life Line, Canada. Included in International Who’s Who in Poetry and Poets, Literary article titled “Abstract Poems” adjudged as the 2nd best entry in the Asian American Poetry e-Journal. Honoured as “Featured Poet” by Poetry Street e-Journal, UK, Editors’ Choice Poet award at Poetbay, USA. Poetry award from Writers Guild of India. Featured in World Kigo Database, India Saijiki.
Short poems, Haiku and Tanka appeared in journals in India, USA, UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand etc including The Times of India, The Indian Express, American Poetry Anthology, Commonwealth Quarterly, Poetry, Skylark, ByWord, Poetry Time, Poet, Canopy, Kavita India, Hesperous Review, Art and Poetry Today, Creative Forum, Poetcrit, Literary Endeavour, Poesie, Kritya, The Enchanted Verses, The Houston Literary Review, Aphelion, World Haiku Reviewf, LYNX, Akita Haiku International Network, The Four Seasons Haiku, Poetbay, Poetry Pages, Dreamer’s Reality, Asian American Poetry, The Writer’s Literary Muse, Anglo-Japanese Society (Tanka Online), The Notes From the Gean , Ambrosia, Sketchbook, Atlas Poetica, Kokako, Berry Blue Haiku, Simply Haiku, The Mainichi Daily News etc. Short write-up on haiku posted on blog: Blogging Along Tobacco Road. Credited publication of verse, ‘Silence of the Seas’. Member, World Poets Society, USA and United Minds for Peace Society (UMFPS) and many overseas literary journals.