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ADIL JUSSAWALLA

Adil Jussawalla is the author of four books of poems. The third of these, Trying to Say Goodbye, won the Sahitya Akademi award (2014) for a work in English. Some of his non-fiction has appeared in Maps for a Mortal Moon (2014) and more of it, along with a selection of his poems and fiction, in I Dreamt a Horse Fell from the Sky (2015.) He also edited the anthology New Writing in India (1974)...

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ADRIAN GRIMA

Adrian Grima (Malta,1968) is a prizewinning author of collections of poetry and short stories in Maltese. He has read his poetry in many countries in the Mediterranean and Europe, and also in Australia, India, Nicaragua, and Bali and Makassar in Indonesia. Anthologies of his poetry in translation have appeared in Arabic, English, German, Italian and French. Adrian Grima teaches Maltese ...

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AJIT ABHANG

Ajit Abhang, born in 1980, is a poet and he writes poetry in his mother tongue- Marathi. His poems have appeared in reputed Marathi journals like Abhidhanantar, Khel and Navkshar Darshan. His articles on socio-political issues have been published by Navi Sansad and Apala Param-Mitra. He has also won the prestigious 'Best Poet Award' from Abhidhanantar in 2006. Ajit, with his passion for social res...

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AJITHAN G KURUP

Ajithan G. Kurup was born on 25. 01. 1957, in Kadakkal, Kollam district, Kerala. At age four, he was admitted to the Infant Jesus Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Thangassery. In 1965, he joined Loyola School in Sreekaryam, Trivandrum. He completed his schooling at the St. Thomas Residential School (ICSE) in Mannanthala, Trivandrum in 1972. He was an outstanding student, winning the gold me...

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ANAND THAKORE

Anand Thakore was born in Mumbai in 1971. He spent a part of his childhood in Britain and has lived in India since then.Waking in December2001,Elephant Bathing 2012 andMughal Sequence2012 are his three collections of poetry. A Hindustani classical vocalist, he trained for many years with Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande and has given concerts in various parts of the country. He is the founder of Harbou...

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ANINDITA SENGUPTA

Anindita Sengupta is the author of City of Water (Sahitya Akademi, 2010), which won the Muse India Young Writer award (2012). She has also been a recipient of the Charles Wallace Writers Fellowship (2011), and the Toto Award for Creative Writing (2008). Her work has appeared in journals such as One, Ouroboros Review, Mascara Literary Review, Eclectica, Nth Position, Pix Quarterly and Asian...

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ANITHA THAMPI

Anitha Thampi is a Malayalam poet and translator living in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She has published three collections of poetry: Muttamatikkumpol (While Sweeping the Front Yard, 2004); Azhakillaathavayellam (All That Are Bereft of Beauty, 2010); and Alappuzha Vellam (Alappuzha Water, 2016). In 2007, a collection of her translations of the Australian poet Les Murray was published in a bi...

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ANKUR BETAGERI

Ankur Betageri b.1983 is poet, short fiction writer and visual artist based in New Delhi. His published works include The Bliss and Madness of Being Human (poetry, 2013) Bhog and Other Stories (short fiction, 2010), Malavika mattu Itara Kathegalu, (short fiction, Kannada, 2011), Hidida Usiru (poetry, Kannada, 2004) and Idara Hesaru (poetry, Kannada, 2006). His poetry has been translated into Hindi...

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ARJUN RAJENDRAN

Arjun Rajendran’s first collection, Snake Wine, was published by Les Editions du Zaporogue in 2014. His poems have appeared in publications including Berfrois, The Missing Slate, Caesura, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Star*Line, Strange Horizons, Mithila Review, VAYAVYA and others. He has also been published in Eclectica’s Best of Poetry Anthology (2016), celebrating the best poems published ...

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ARUN SAGAR

Arun Sagar grew up in Delhi and studied law in Bangalore, Rouen and Hanover. He currently lives in Rouen, where he teaches languages while completing his doctoral degree. His poems have appeared in many literary journals in print and online. His first collection, Anamnesia, is forthcoming from Poetrywala in 2013.

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ASHRAF ABOUL YAZID

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (1963) is an Egyptian poet, novelist, translator and a prolific literary critic whose work has been translated from the Arabic into several languages including English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Turkish, Italian, Swedish, and Persian. Since his first collection of poetry, Washwashat Al Bahr, (the Whisper of the Sea) in 1989, over twenty volumes of poetry, novels, essays, art cri...

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ASHWANI KUMAR

Ashwani Kumar is a poet, author and Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai). His books include My Grandfather’s Imaginary Typewriter (Yeti Books, 2014) and Community Warriors (Anthem Press, 2008) among others. His poems, columns and reviews are widely published. He has been visiting scholar at London School of Economics, German Development Institute, Korea Development Institute, ...

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AVINASH GAIKWAD

Avinash Gaikwad (1963) is a poet,playwright, actor and director based in Thane. He has published two poetry collections Janjaal (1999) and Ajunahi Aswast Rohini (2008). He has written and directed a play Appa ani Gangwar (1988). He has also scripted and directed a short film The Hunger (2016). He is curating and publishing online (YouTube) a show Avinash barobar kavitechya jagat where he introduc...

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AVNER PARIAT

Avner Pariat, born in 1986, is a Khasi-Jaintia writer from Shillong. He has contributed articles to a number of publications including Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) and Cafe Dissensus. He has been contributing editor for raiot.in, an independent webzine, and writes a blog, From Mawlai. He is very interested in museums and indie films.

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BEN MAZER

Most recent collections of poems are New Poem Pen & Anvil, 2013, Tales of the Buckman Tavern Poetrywala, 2012, and Poems Pen & Anvil, 2010. He is the editor of critical editions of the poetry of John Crowe Ransom, Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, and Landis Everson. Born in New York City in 1964, he was educated at Harvard University, where he studied with Seamus Heaney and William Alfred, and at the ...

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BINA SARKAR ELLIAS

Bina Sarkar Ellias is founder, editor, designer and publisher of International Gallerie, an award-winning global arts and ideas publication from India. Since 17 years of publishing, she has been committed to encouraging critical awareness and understanding of cultures as interpreted through the arts, performing arts, essays, poetry, features on communities and people, cinema and photography....

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CHANDAK CHATTARJI

Born in 1935, Chandak Chattarji is an educationist, author of English text-books and poet. A product of Santiniketan and Calcutta University, Chattarji taught English in Africa and in India, before retiring as the Principal of Air Force School, Kanpur. His recent publications include Get a Grip on English Grammar (Scholastic 2015), a workbook for students of all ages; and the poetry collection Sum...

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CLAUS ANKERSEN

Claus Ankersen, intergalactic traveller, poet, writer, artist, anthropologist and performer, is the author of eight highly-acclaimed books of prose and poetry in his native Denmark. A world leading voice in performance poetry, Claus has performed readings of his renowned literature and poetry at festivals in 19 countries around the world. The author works bilingually in Danish and English, his wor...

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DARIUS COOPER

Currently resides at San Diego, California. He teaches courses in critical thinking, film and humanities in the English department of San Diego Mesa college, He has a PhD in Literature and Film from the University of Southern California,Los Angeles. His poems, short stories and essays on film, literature and on culture have been widely published in India and in America. Currently he writes regula...

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DILIP PURUSHOTTAM CHITRE

17 September 1938 10 December 2009 was one of the foremost Indian poet writers and critics to emerge in the post Independence India. Apart from being a very important bilingual writer, writing in Marathi and English, he was also a painter and filmmaker. He was one of the earliest and the most important influences behind the famous little magazine movement of the sixties in Marathi. He started ...

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DINKAR MANVAR

Dinkar Manwar is a poet, editor and an artist. He was on the editorial board of Shabdved- a well-known Marathi literary magazine, which was published from Shegaon in Maharashtra. After the closure of Shabdved, he along with a well-known poet and critic - D.G Kale now edit a Marathi magazine-Atirikt, which is dedicated to literature in the nineties and the post-nineties era. Manwar’s poetry is st...

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DINKAR DABHADE

Dinkar Dabhade is a poet and a novelist. He has two novels to his credit - Bilamat (1994 ) and Gaypat (2005) in Marathi. He at present heads the 'Shetkari Sangathan' of the Vidharba region. His forthcoming poetry collection is titled- Payrav is to be published by Poetrywala.

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DION D'SOUZA

Dio D'souza is a poet and a short fiction writer living in Mumbai.His work has appeared in several prominent Indian journals,and was featured in theBig Bridge Anthology of Contempoarary Indian Poetry II (2015) and 40 under 40: An anthology of Post-Globalization Poetry (2016). He was shortlisted for the Toto Funds the Arts Creative Writing Award in 2013 and for the Raedleaf India Poetry Award in 20...

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EUNICE DE SOUZA

Eunice de Souza (1940) is the author of several books of poems. Her groundbreaking debut Fix was published in 1979 followed by Women in Dutch Painting (1988), Ways of Belonging (1990), A Necklace of Skulls (2009). Her poems are spare, unsettling, ironic, lyrical, referencing a landscape striated with relationships to city, lovers, pets and poetry itself. If Fix established her as a poet with an ...

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FRANCK ANDRE JAMME

Franck André Jammes writing has been praised by poets René Char who asked him to oversee the publication of his complete works in the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Henri Michaux who described him as a writer of a rare quality and John Ashbery who translated Jammes La Récitation de loubli, The Recitation of Forgetting. Jamme has published sixteen collections of poetry, fragments and tablet...

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GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK

Born 1949, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, in neo-colonial Ireland. Poet, playwright, haikuist, essayist, author/translator of over 180 books, mostly in Irish (Gaelic). Taught haiku at the Schule für Dichtung (Poetry Academy), Vienna, and Hyderabad Literary Festival. Prolific translator into Irish of international poetry,including poets from India, plays (Beckett, Frisch, Yeats), songs (Bob Dylan, Kate ...

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GáBOR LANCZKOR

Gábor Lanczkor was born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, in 1981. He studied in Budapest, and spent long periods in Rome, Ljubljana and London. He is an award-winning author with eleven published books; novels, poetry volumes, children's books and essays. He is the guitarist of the band Médeia Fiai, and is involved in the musical project Anarchitecture. This is his first book in English.

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GIEVE PATEL

Gieve Patel has published three books of poetry. His poems have been included in various anthologies in India and in other countries.He is a well-known painter and playwright. "Mister Behram and Other Plays" was published by Seagull Books, Calcutta, in 2007. Patel has conducted an annual poetry workshop for school students at Rishi Valley School for more than two decades. "Poetry with Young Peop...

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HANANE AAD

The Lebanese poet Hanane Aad has lived in Vienna, Austria, since 2009. She is a journalist working in the print media, radio and television. She is also a translator. She has published 5 books in Beirut, Lebanon, 4 of which are collections of poetry: 2010: I Carry my Freedom in my Mouth, Dergham publishing house. 2005: Pearls of the Soul Riding Virtue, Al Ibdaa. 1999: Like a Grain of Wheat, Kle...

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HEMANT DIVATE

Hemant Divate is a poet, editor, publisher and translator. He is the founder-editor of the Marathi little magazine Abhidhanantar, which was published uninterruptedly for 15 years. Abhidhanantar has been credited for providing a solid platform to new poets and for enriching the post-nineties Marathi literary scene. Divate is credited with changing the Marathi literary scene through Abhidhananta...

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HS SHIVA PRAKASH

H S Shiva Prakash b.1954 is a celebrated Kannada poet, playwright, translator, critic and columnist whose innovations led Kannada literature into an era beyond modernism. His work is known for its spiritual, social and political engagement. His poems are discussed widely and his plays have been staged all over Karnataka, and the rest of India. With 9 books of poems, 13 plays and 4 works in Kanna...

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IGNATIUS DIAS

Ignatius Dias is a poet and he writes in his mother tongue Marathi.This is his first book of poems published by PoetryPrimero.Ignatius\'s poems have appeared in Abhidhanantar, Khel, Navakshar Darshan, Anushtubh, Vasa, Srujan, Jansangharsh, Va, Khristayan etc... He has participated in two multilingual poetry festivals- MULAKAT organized by Sahitya Academy, Mumbai in April 2011 and in a multilng...

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JAYANTA MAHAPATRA

Jayanta Mahapatra (1928) is a bilingual poet. He has published over 40 volumes of poetry in English and Odia, translations, short stories, essays, and memoirs, and has been featured in numerous anthologies. His first two volumes of poetry in English—Close the Sky (Calcutta, Dialogue Publication) and Svayamvara and Other Poems (Calcutta, Writers Workshop)—were published in 1971. In the late ...

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K. SRILATA

A poet, fiction writer and translator, Srilata is a Professor of English at IIT Madras. Srilata has three collections of poems, Writing Octopus (Authorspress, 2013), Arriving Shortly (Writers Workshop, 2011) and Seablue Child (Brown Critique, 2002). She also co-edited the anthology The Rapids of a Great River: The Penguin Book of Tamil Poetry. Her debut novel Table for Four, long listed in 2009 fo...

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K. SATCHIDANANDAN

K. Satchidanandan, perhaps the most widely translated of contemporary Indian poets, has 23 collections of his poetry in 19 languages including English, Irish, Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Italian besides all-important Indian languages. His collected poems in three volumes – about 1400 pages- came out in 2006 and his collected translations from world poetry were published in four volumes ...

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KERSY KATRAK

Kersy Katrak was born in Bombay in 1936,was ordained a Parsi priest at 12,and began writing poetry at 16. Mentored by Nissim Ezekial,Katrak was one of the finest poets published in the Illustrated weekly of India in the early post-independence years. In 1965,he founded MCM,the agency that went on to spearhead a creative revolution in Indian advertising.Katrak published four volumes of collected ve...

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MAHENDRA BHAVRE

Mahendra Bhavre 1961 is a poet, critic and the Head of the Marathi Department-at the SD College, Palghar. His collection of poems, Chintakranta Mulukhache Rudan, 2000, won the Saratchandra Muktibodh Kavya Puraskar, and Vikhe-Patil Sahitya Puraskar in 2000. He has many books of criticism including Dalit Kavitetil Nave Prawah by Shabdalay Prakashan, 2001. His poetry collection Mahasatteche Peedadaan...

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MANDAKRANTA SEN

Mandakranta Sen was born in Kolkata, West Bengal. Her first collection of poetry- HRIDAY ABADDHYA MEYE (MY HEART IS AN UNRULY GIRL) brought her the Ananda Puraskar in 1998. Since then she has written twenty collections of poetry, eight novels, one collection of novelettes, two collections of short stories and one collection of essays. She has won several awards including the Sahitya Akademi Gold...

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MANGALESH DABRAL

Mangalesh Dabral was born in 1948 in a village in the Tehri Garhwal district in the Himalayan region. He has spent all his adult life as a literary editor in various newspapers published from Delhi and other north Indian cities. His books include five collections of poems, titled Pahar Par Laltein Lantern on the Mountain, 1981, Ghar Ka Rasta The Way Home, 1981, Hum Jo Dekhate Hain That Which We Se...

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MANGESH NARAYANRAO KALE

Was born in Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, in 1966. He is a post graduate in journalism and Hindi. As a journalist, he started his career with the Marathi daily ‘Marathwada. Later he started own daily, ‘Khandesh. He now works in publishing and printing industry. He is the editor of ‘Khel, a Marathi literary magazine that has been involved with the Marathi literary movement for over a deca...

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MANI RAO

Mani Rao is the author of eight books of poetry and two books in translation-a translation of the Bhagavad Gita as a modern poem and Kalidasa for the 21st century reader. Her essays and poems have been published in numerous journals as Omniverse, Fulcrum, Interim, Iowa Review,Meanjin, Tinfish, Wasafiri, Washington Review, West Coast Line, and Zoland Poetry, and in anthologies W W Norton’s Lang...

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MANOHAR SHETTY

Was educated in the University of Bombay and has worked in magazines and newspapers in Bangalore, Bombay and Goa.His poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies including The Oxford-India Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets ed. Arvind Krishna Mehrotra , Indian English Poetry Since 1950 ed.Vilas Sarang , Both Sides of the Sky Post- Independence Indian Poetry in English ed. Eunice...

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MANU DASH

Manu Dash b.1956 writes in English and in Oriya, his native language. He has published 16 books to his credit which includes books on poetry, fiction, non-fiction, translations, and journals and also edited a widely- acclaimed anthology of poems of Indian poets writing English poems today Ninety-nine Words. His poems have been translated into various Indian languages. He is currently busy for hi...

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MANYA JOSHI

Manya Joshi 1972 holds a Masters in Marathi Literature from Mumbai University and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma, USA. He has worked as a freelance library research advisor and copywriter. Abhidhanantar has published his path-breaking first poetry collection Jyam Majya. Manya also writes short stories and literary criticism. He works for a KPO and live...

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MEDHA SINGH

Medha Singh is a poet from New Delhi, currently pursuing her interdisciplinary masters in English literature at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has worked, prior to this, as a writer in the independent music space, with publications such as The Hindu, Rolling Stone Magazine, and MTV indies. Her poetry has been published in Muse India, Nether, Beyond Borders, and Journal for the Poetry Socie...

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MENKA SHIVDASANI

Menka Shivdasani has three previous collections of poetry. Her first book, Nirvana at Ten Rupees, was published by XAL-Praxis in 1990. Her second poetry collection Stet first appeared in 2001, and her third collection, Safe House, was published in 2015 by Paperwall Media. Menka has edited an anthology of women’s writing, If the Roof Leaks, Let it Leak, for Sound and Picture Archives for R...

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MK AJAY

MK Ajay is the author of two collections of poems: Sweetness of Salt (Plain View Press, Austin, Texas) and Facsimile of Beliefs (Writers Workshop, Kolkata). His poems have been published and reviewed in several publications around the world. One of his short stories appeared in ‘Urban Odysseys’ (MPH Publishing), an anthology of writing about the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ajay was nom...

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MUKTA SAMBRANI

MUKTA SAMBRANI was born and raised in India where she taught English and worked as a freelance journalist. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her first book of poems, The Woman in this room isnt lonely was published by Writers Workshop, Calcutta in 1997. More recently, her work has appeared in Verse,Em Literary, Cipactli, Fourteen Hills, Hyphen Magazine, Laun...

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MUSTANSIR DALVI

Mustansir Dalvi was born in Bombay. He teaches architecture in Mumbai. His poems are included in the anthologies: These My Words: The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry (Eunice de Souza and Melanie Silgardo, editors); Mind Mutations (Sirrus Poe, editor); The Bigbridge Online Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry (Menka Shivdasani, editor); The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from...

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NABANITA KANUNGO

Nabanita Kanungo’s first book, A Map of Ruins, was published by Sahitya Akademi in 2014. Her poems have appeared in Caravan, Planet (The Welsh Internationalist), Prairie Schooner, ELSEWHERE LIT, The Missing Slate, VAYAVYA, and The Bombay Literary Magazine, among others. Her work has also been anthologised in Ten: The New Indian Poets (Nirala Publications, 2013), Gossamer (Kindle Magazine, 2015) ...

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NABINA DAS

Nabina Das is the author of two fiction books and two poetry collections. The short story collection The House of Twining Roses: Stories of the Mapped and the Unmapped (LiFi Publications, 2013014) has been critically acclaimed. Her debut book and novel Footprints in the Bajra (Cedar Books, 2010) was long-listed in the prestigious "Vodafone Crossword Book Award 2011." Nabinas debut poetry collectio...

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NIA DAVIS

Nia Davies was born in Sheffield and lives in Wales. Her first book-length collection of poems All fours (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) follows the pamphlets England (Crater, 2017), ekoslovakyallatramadklarmzdanmsnz or Long Words (Hafan/Boiled String, 2016) and Then Spree (Salt, 2012). She has been editor of the international quarterly magazine Poetry Wales since 2014. Her poems and essays have been p...

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NITOO DAS

Nitoo Das is a birder, caricaturist, and poet. Her first collection of poetry, Boki, was published in 2008. Das’s Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University dealt with constructions of the Assamese Identity under the British. Her poetry has been published in journals like Poetry International Web, Pratilipi, Muse India, Eclectica, Seven Sisters Post, North East Review, Four Quarters Magazine, Poetry...

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R. RAJA RAO

A successful practitioner of virtually every literary genre. While his first collection of poems, Slide Show, was published in England, hissecond, BomGay, formed the basis of the experimental and much-talked-about film BomGay, directed by Riyad Wadia. Rao is one of ten poets discussed in the chapter ‘New Poets in Bruce Kings Modern Indian Poetry in English he reappears in a chapter titled ‘Adi...

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RA SH

Ra Sh (N. Ravi Shanker) is from Palakkad, Kerala, where he lives and works from. His poems in English have been published in Bhashaposhini, Kindle Magazine, Gulmohurmagazine, Journal of Literature & Aesthetics, Malayalanatu Webmag, Baroda Pamphlet Bimonthly, Poetry 24 Blog Magazine, Art in Society International Web Mag, e Criterion International Magazine, Whitecrow Art Daily, e umb Print Magazine,...

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RATI SAXENA

Rati Saxena – Poet/ Translator/ Editor (Kritya) / Director Poetry festivals -Kritya and Vedic scholar. She has 5 collections of poetry in Hindi and two in English (Translated by poet) and one each into Malayalam, Italian, Estonian, and Vietnamese translated by other poets. Her poems have been translated into other international languages like Chinese, Albanian, Spanish, Uzbek, Indonesian, Spani...

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RAVI SHANKAR

Ravi Shankar is author/editor of a dozen books, including most recently "The Golden Shovel: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks" and "Autobiography of a Goddess", translations of the 9th century Tamil poet/saint, Andal which won the 2016/2017 Muse India Translation Award. He founded the online journal of arts Drunken Boat, has won a Pushcart Prize and a RISCA artist grant, has appeared on Radio NP...

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ROCHELLE POTKAR

Rochelle Potkar is a fiction writer and poet.Her work has appeared in several Indian and international publications.A few have won awards. her book ,The Arithmetic of Breasts and other stories was shortlisted for The Digital Book of the Year award 2014,by Publishing next.she is working on a novel and two collections of short stories.She was a writer-in-residence at The University of Iowa's Intern...

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SACHIN C KETKAR

Sachin C. Ketkar (b.1972) is a bilingual writer, translator, editor, blogger and researcher based in Baroda, Gujarat. His most recent book is Changlya Kavitevarchi Statutory Warning: Samkaleen Marathi Kavita, Jagatikikaran ani Bhashantar (Sept 2016) is a collection of Marathi articles on contemporary Marathi poetry, globalization and translation. His books in English include Skin, Spam and Other F...

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SAMPURNA CHATTARJI

Sampurna Chattarji (1970) was born in Dessie, Ethiopia and grew up in Darjeeling. A poet, novelist, translator and children’s author, her fourteen books include Absent Muses (Poetrywala 2010) and The Fried Frog and otherFunny Freaky Foodie Feisty Poems (Scholastic 2009); the novels, Rupture and Land of the Well (both from HarperCollins); as well as a collection of short stories about Bombay/Mu...

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SANJEEV KHANDEKAR

B. 1958 is a poet, editor and visual artist. His six books of poetry include Kavita Granthali, 1990 a collection of his early poetry and Search Engine Granthali, 2004. These collections have been followed by three volumes of poetry - All that I Wanna Do Abhidanantar, 2005, Mutatis Mutandis Poetrywala, 2006, Two Poems 2006 and Smiles 2007 His first book of visual poetry 1,2,3... Happy Galaxy 2007...

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SANTOSH PADMAKAR PAWAR

Santosh Padmakar Pawar (b.1972) is known in Marathi literary world for primarily for winning the prestigious ‘Abhidhanantar Award’ for his long poem titled Bhramishthacha Jahirnama. He has won numerous awards for this collection and his other three collections poems too. Santosh Pawar’s poetry is a part of the curriculum in well-known universities of Maharashtra including the Mumbai and P...

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SARABJEET GARCHA

A poet, book editor and literary translator based in Delhi. His published poetry books are The Half-Moon Halo 2004 and Vaani Phir Bhi Shoonyamanaa Even Then Voice Is Tranquil-Hearted 2011, the latter in Hindi. He was on the Panel of Critical Readers for Garners Modern American Usage, 3rd ed. 2009. His translation of Hemant Divates selected Marathi poems, A Depressingly Monotonous Landscape, was pu...

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SHUBHRO BANDOPADHYAY

Subhro Bandopadhyay is the author of four books of poetry, one of which earned him the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar Indian national award for young writers in 2013. Two have been translated into Spanish and are published in Spain. He received the Mallika Sengupta Puraskar award in 2016. A Bengali biographer of Pablo Neruda, he has received the Antonio Machado International Poetry Fellowship...

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SIDDHARTHA MENON

Siddhartha Menon has published three collections of poetry, Woodpecker (Sahitya Akademi 2010), Writing Again (Folio 2012) and The Owl and the Laughing Buddha (Poetrywala 2016). Equipped with a masters degree in English Literature from Delhi University, in 1991 he returned to his alma mater Rishi Valley School as a teacher, and since then either at Rishi Valley or at other schools run by the Krishn...

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VARJESH SOLANKI

B. 1970 works with an engineering firm in Mumbai. His first collection of poems Varjesh Ishwarlal Solankichya Kavita 2002 was published by Abhidhanantar. He has won prestigious awards like the Kusumagraj Pratisthans -Vishakha Puraskar and the Vasant Sawant Puraskar. His most recent book of poems is TATAPAPA. His poems are translated in Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and English and part of variou...

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VASANT ABAJI DAHAKE

Born in 1942, Vasant Abaji Dahake is a well-known Marathi poet, critic, essayist, playwright, novelist, short fiction writer and artist. His first collection of poems, Yogabhrashta (1972), instantly established him as a successor to the early modernists in Marathi literature such as Mardhekar, P.S. Rege and Vinda Karandikar. He has received several awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award...

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VIJAY NAMBISAN

Vijay Nambisan has worked and written for journals in various parts of India. His books are Bihar is in the Eye of the Beholder (2000), Language as an Ethic (2003) and Two Measures of Bhakti (translations, 2009). He is married to novelist and surgeon Kavery Nambisan; they live in Coorg.

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VILAS SARANG

One of the most significant modernist Indian writer, critic and translator to emerge in the post-independence period. One of the most significant modernist Marathi writer, Vilas Sarang has written remarkable short stories, poems, a novel and also brilliant pieces of criticism in his first language Marathi as well as in English. His Marathi short story collections are Soledad 1975 and Atank 1999 ...

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VISHWANATH PRASAD TIWARI

He is a distinguished Indian poet and writer in Hindi. He was Professor and Head in Gorakhpur University until his retirement in 2001. Prof. Tiwari has approximately 50 published books to his credit in different genres like criticism, poetry collections, travelogue and edited books. Some of his important publications are Kavita Kya Hai, Alochana Ke Hashiye Par (criticism), Shabd Aur Shatabdi, Phir...

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ZINGONIA ZINGONE

Zingonia Zingone (Italy, 1971). Rome-based poet, novelist and translator. She grew up between Costa Rica and Italy. A graduate in Economics, she worked in Banking and Agriculture. She has four poetry books published in Spanish, two of which translated into Italian and published in Italy. Her poetry book Equilibrista del olvido (Raffaelli Editore, 2011, Editorial Germinal, 2012), has been translat...

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