Starting with exceptional poetic discourses in 2016, WE have kept the flame of poetry burning in our hearts, forging new bonds and walking adventurous routes. From writing wonderful poetry together at the Global Poetry Writing Month 2017, to being invited into a Sahitya Akademi anthology, WE have explored new forms and published our own anthology of creative writing in 2018. WE received the MAP Leadership Award 2018, and a Certificate from Women Scream International Poetry Festival 2017 and are proud members of CLMP since 2018.
In 2018, WE established the WE Kamala Das Poetry Award. The inaugural award was conferred on poet Anna Sujatha Mathai by revered poet Keki Daruwalla at a function hosted at the IIC Delhi, invited by the late Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan. It was attended by dear friends, poets and writers we hold in high regard.
In '20, while working on the Kamala Das Poetry Award '20, WE established many new awards, prizes and special recognition certificates to honour the literary contributions of women writers. The winner of the Kamala Das Poetry Award '20, is Dr.Sanjukta Dasgupta. The panel for judging WE-KDP '20 comprised Dr.Nishat Haider, Dr.Taseer Gujral, Prof Somrita Urni Ganguly.
Highlight - It has been a great honour to confer on late Prof.Eunice de Souza, the award of Trail Blazing Poet & Teacher. She had been nominated by Dr. Smita Bahuguna Agarwal.
Eunice de Souza Poetry Awards '20
The new awards introduced in the year '20, are :
1. WE Trail Blazing Poet & Teacher - Eunice de Souza and Kala Ramesh
2. WE Eunice de Souza Poetry Awards - Menka Shivdasani (English) and Savita Singh (Hindi)
3. WE Gifted Poet Awards - Jagari Mukherjee and Rukhaya MK
WE ICWP (Inspiring Circle of Women Poets who offer Inspiration, Community, Wonder & Peace)
Abha Iyengar, Vinita Agarwal, Maya Sharma Sriram, Srividya Sivakumar, Gayatri Chawla, Pervin Saket, Shweta Rao, Jasmine Khurana,Tikuli Dogra, Ishmeet Nagpal
WE Sci-Fi Women (Scintillating, Creative, Impactful - Feminine Power Initiatives)
Shuchi Kapoor, Neha Mishra Jha, Urna Bose
WE The Force - Maya Sharma Sriram
WE Diva of Spoken Words - Jasmine Khurana
WE Poetry Fairy - Rochelle Potkar
WE Diva of the World - Lily Swarn
WE Diva of Poetry - Pervin Saket
WE Glowing Aesthetes - Shweta Rao, Tikuli Dogra
WE ICWP Creative (Wide Spectrum Artistic Brilliance) - Shweta Rao, Tikuli Dogra
WE SASSY Women (Single & Soaring in Style, You !)
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, Bhavana Nissima