venkata Ramana Rao, who is thirty-five, has had a passion for writing since
he was a teenager. Although he writes primarily in his mother tongue, Telugu,
he has been writing poetry for three years in English as well. He won the poetry.com
(poetry-In-Motion) contest prize in October 2001.
Rao has an MA in Sociology,
a Bachelor’s degree in Education, and a postgraduate diploma in Journalism
and Mass media.
He served with All India
Radio as an announcer and production assistant for seven years, and worked in
the editorial department for a magazine.
He is currently based in
Hyderabad, where he is working as a freelancer.
He is the author of: Chigurukala
(Haiku anthology in telugu) and The book of Uncommon Quips.