Madikeri: Poetess Smita Amritaraj to Receive Gowramma Award

Madikeri: The annual district-level Gowramma women writers’ award for 2015-16 has been bagged by Smita Amritaraj, a poetess from Chembu near Sampaje.

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Her collection of poetry, ‘tuTiyanchali ulida kavitegaLu’ (‘poems whispered through the lips’ edges’) has been chosen for the award. The award will be presented to her at a function to tbe held in Patrika Bhavan here on August 11.

This anthology as well as the earlier ‘Kaala kaayuvudilla’ (‘Time does not wait’) and a prose anthology, ‘AngaLadanchina kanavarikegaLu’ (‘Reveries by the yardside’) are already in published form.

A number of poems penned by her have been published in state-level journals. She had been honoured with ‘Sahitya Ratna’ award by Chandana Sahitya BaLaga of Sullia in 2013.

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