Winner of the 2018 Blue Light Book Award
Prartho Sereno is author of three previous poetry collections, including Elephant Raga, Call from Paris, and Causing a Stir: The Secret Lives & Loves of Kitchen Utensils (illustrated by the author). She served as Poet Laureate of Marin County, California, 2015—2017, has an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University and was awarded a Radio Disney Super Teacher Award for her 19-years’ work as a California Poet in the Schools.
Prartho’s poems are informed by many years living in a meditation community in India, but she also credits excursions into other “art forms:” counseling psychologist, mother of two, vegetarian cook, meditation instructor at Cornell University, book illustrator, and amateur singer-songwriter. Her life’s ambition is to be a tour guide of the as-yet-unimagined, a tender of life’s creative fires.
She lives a little north of the Golden Gate Bridge with a sweet man who takes her rowing on the bay.