poetry * illustration * creative guidance

My Life's Work... & Joy!


For over 30 years I have offered poetry and creativity workshops in a variety of venues, currently including the College of Marin and as a Marin County Poet in the Schools, for which I was awarded a 2005 Radio Disney Super Teacher Award.


As Poet Laureate of Marin County (2015-17), I produced over 50 performances & projects which mingled art forms: poetry & dance, painting, music, film... even magic!


My teaching and writing are infused with the meditation I practiced over 4 years in India, though I also credit excursions into other art forms: counseling psychologist, vegetarian cook, mother of 2, meditation instructor at Cornell University, book and cover illustrator, and amateur singer-songwriter. (also, an MFA from Syracuse University, 2013)


                             Let's play!

My life has been a quest for the lost continent of awe. With pen and brush as my oars, writing and painting take me there…


I hope my poems and illustrations might take you there too.

                   ~ Prartho

prartho's award-winning poetry books

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Call from Paris

2007 Word Works Washington Prize

Elephant Raga

2015 Blue Lynx Prize

Causing a Stir:

The Secret Lives & Loves of Kitchen Utensils

2008 IPPY 

Indian Rope Trick

2018 Blue Light Book Award

Praise for Indian Rope Trick 

The magnificent poems of Prartho Sereno reground us in our bodies, in the glistening syllables and scenes surrounding us. They retune us to a tender, more palpably luminous world we would prefer to inhabit.     

Naomi Shihab Nye
 Chancellor, American Academy

of Poets

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