MARIA CRISTINA AZCONA
María Cristina Azcona is an Educational Psychologist, poetess, novelist
and peace researcher. Her articles, reviews, poems and short stories are continuously published in many
newspapers, magazines and anthologies around Argentina, UK, India, US, and other
countries. Since 1980, she works as a psychotherapist specialized in Forensic
Psycho diagnosis, listed by the American Biographical Institute (ABI) in their
international directory “Experts & Expertise”. US.
She was born in Buenos Aires
City, Argentina, where she
lives joined to her family. In 1998, she
won First Prize in the poetry contest by the Academic
Circle of Argentinean Writers. After she had been finalist in many contests of poetry by different
literary institutions. She has written and published five books:
A peace poetry book called “Window to Heaven”
published at India www.cyberwit.net/maria.htm and two
more poetry collections, “Dos Talles
Menos de Cerebro”
(1999) and “Mundo Postmoderno”
(2000), both books fully illustrated by the author
herself. A novel “La Voz del Ángel” (2002) and the essay, “Estar
de Novios Hoy”, (2003), this one written jointly
with her husband, Ernesto Castellano.
In 2000 she started to write
bilingually, with a unique intention: to spread her peace ideals, worldwide. In
2001, she founded the nonprofit organization “Bilingual
MCA” to promote bilingual literature for peace, and since then, she edits a
philanthropic E-zine dedicated to the publication and
promotion of exquisite peace poems by many bilingual poets, worldwide. She has
organized several poetry readings by members of this institution, who came to
visit her country to recite their poems.
Since 2002, she is Editorial
Advisor for “The Taj Mahal
Review”, a bimonthly literary journal devoted to arts, literature, poetry and
culture, published by Cyberwit.net. India.
During 2003 and 2004, she worked as a
Bilingual Reviewer to Editorial El Ateneo and
Director of Institutional Relations to the Argentine Center for Development of
Writers. In 2004 she was selected as Director in Argentina for the
International Forum for a Literature and a Culture of Peace (IFLAC). She
directed several poetry contests in 2004 and 2005.
In 2005, she has been nominated as an
honorary member of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Columbia University Global Core
Team, and their Education Team.
In 2005 also, she was nominated as
Universal Peace Ambassador in the framework of the Universal Ambassadors
Peace Circle, Switzerland. During the
last years she has worked for UNESCO as peace researcher writer and at the same
time, her literary work has been extensively published worldwide.
The Once Orange Badge Poetry
Supplement, UK, published her
poem “Family Abuse”.
Since 2004, her articles and poems about Peace can be
read at the EOLSS Encyclopedia, edited jointly by UNESCO-EOLSS Joint Committee, UK.
In the United States
of America, her bilingual
poems and articles can be read at printed publications like Spirit Magazine,
EAP Bulletin, Poesia and Poesia
News, Latino Today, Meeting of the Minds Journal and Poetry Magazine. (US)
The Literary Journal Taj Mahal
Review (every issue) and the anthologies: The Golden Wings, Voyages, Explorers, New Pegasus, The Still Horizon, Symphonies, Harvests of New Millennium, all by
Cyberwit.net, feature her best poems, reviews and comments.
Kabita Pakshik, Kolkata, India, has published her poetry in Bengali. Also
in India, Leaves, The Mango Tree has published one of her
articles and also her bilingual poetry.
In Kerala, India and Jordan,
her articles and poems have been published in several magazines and newspapers.
Her articles, translations and poems are being published at other countries,
like Norway, Romania, Greece and Brazil. She is usually
invited to international congresses centered in Peace Literature.
Her books are available in important libraries in Argentina, and on the