Rama Krishna Perugu
Born: 1960 in Nellore Andhra Pradesh, India
Resides: Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
E-mail: perugu (dot) ramakrishna (at) gmail (dot) com
Perugu.Ramakrishna was born in a well educated and employed family. Mother, Smt.Kamalamma, and father, the late P.Venkateswarlu, who was a padya kavi. Brother, Phani kumar, who died at 27 years -- also a modern poet in Telugu and English. School education from ZPHS,Jaympu a small village of SPSR Nellore Dist.,and B.A. (Eng.Lit.) from Andhra University,Vizag, M.A (Public Admn) from Osmania External examinations, and in noted poet, haiku poet, Translator and famous for the English Poetic work on Migrated birds at Pulicot and Nelapattu of Nellore District. Presently working as Asst Commercial Tax Officer, Nellore in Govt., of Andhra pradesh. Awarded Doctor of Philosophy from International University USA upon nomination by United Writers Association, Chennai in 2009. Lives with wife Perugu Sujanaramam, M.A (Telugu Litt) Poetess and Government Telugu Teacher and two daughters Sahithya B. Tech. and Sreenidhi B. Tech., (MBA).
Awards and Other Honors: National Secretary (Coordination) of Indian Society of Authors, New Delhi (from 2010); Fellow, International Benevolent Research Forum, Nagapur; Associate Member Indian Writers Org.; Member, District Official Language Committee, Nellore; Fellow, United Writers Association, Chennai; General Secretary, Nellore Dist Writers Assn. (1998 to 2008); Recipient of Ranjani-Kundurthi National Poetry Award (2003) from Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, Jnana Peeth awardee; SPSR Nellore Dist Best Literate Commendation from Dist Collector (2005); Outstanding Intellectual of 21st Century Award from UGC Chairman Prof. Sukhdev Thorat at Chennai (2007); Koumudi.net first prize in poetry contest Rs.4000/ (2007); Andhra Pradesh Government Visista Kavi Puraskar Rs.5116/-+citation from Chief Minister Dr.YSR (2008); Mahatma Jyothi rao pule visista Puraskar from Sri. Anam Ramanarayan reddy, Minister of Culture, Govt of A.P (2008); Nedurumalli Janardhan reddy trust Sahithya Puraskaar with Rs.10000/-+citation from Minister of Women and Child welfare Smt.N.Rajyalakshmi (2009). Participated in several national and international seminars and poetry festivals. Poetry published in world anthologies like Rustling Breeze (2007), World Anthology of Poets International (2008), Posie of poecy (2009), Albotross [of Romania published haiku] (2009), 29th SAARC Writers Festival Anthology(2009), and several others. Kendra Sahithya Akademi, Delhi, invited for Poets meet in Trivandrum (2004) and invited to Multilingual Poetry recitation (2007). Invited for World Poetry festival, Kolkatta, in March2010. Participated in International Poetry Festival organised by Central institute of Indian Languages and Kritya.com web journal in Feb 2010 at Mysore and presented poetry. SAARC festival of Literature, attended as invitee in New Delhi from 23-25 March 2010 and presented poetry on Environment. Editor's choice award from poetry.com. Participated in World Telugu Conference 2010 at Chennai and presented poem in Souvenior. Poetry broadcast in All India Radio, Doordarshan, and other Private channels like MAA TV etc. Comperer to several functions organised by Dist. Administration, Nellore and Media committee member for Nandi Naatakostavam-2008 held at Nellore. District Official Language committee Member from 2003. Interview as Poet transmitted in RTV,Doordarshan 2010, Channels Promoting World Peace and Brotherhood Through Poetry.
Books Published: Has number of poems, including haiku, published in leading Telugu journals and translated to English and published in about twenty web journals and sites. Has got Vennela jalapaatham (Poetry), Swetha Santhakaalu (Poetry of 6 poets edited by me), Nuvvellipoyaaka (Long poem), Flemingo (Long Poem on Migrated Birds) -Translated into English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada. Paraavarthanam (Audio Poetry Book). Edited two short story anthologies of writers of Nellore Dist (2003 &2004). Munjalu (Bilingual mini poetry collection).
Credits: All selections are from the Ginyu Journal of the World Haiku Association, Japan.