Driven by my pen,
to write and begin
the journey with no end.
Poets are made, not born. The pain that a pen puts down on a sheet of paper is endured, but how much endurance can a human being show before they turn into a poet?
This anthology is a collection of poems that the poet wrote in recent years of her life. They not only cover turmoil, the darkest thoughts, but also various mental health issues and social issues that a human being has to face in society. The collection is a saga of how from the darkest of times, we can still emerge, victor, if we have some ray of hope, some illuminating light. This is Project Illuminae.
Marium Zara is a freelance writer by day and a poet by night. Her profession and her passions coinside which ultimately led her to find a balance. She graduated with a degree in English Language and Literature during the pandemic year of 2020. Though she has been writing since her teenage, this is her first published work.
Writing her deepest darkest thoughts has been a therapy for her over the years. Her works reflect various social issues like mental health, discrimination, racial prejudices, and gender inequality. Besides being a poetry enthusiast, she loves music and reading.