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    • A Yaksha in Ame...

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      Thachom Poyil Rajeevan writes in Malayalam and English. In English, he has published two poetry collections, Kannaki and He Who Was Gone Thus, and a novel, Undying Echoes of Silence. He has also edited an anthology of poems, Third Word: Post Socialist Poetry with the Croatian poet, Lana Derkac. His published works in Malayalam include three novels, six poetry collections, a travelogue, and an essay collection. He won the Kerala State Sahitya Akademi Award for the best novelist in 2014 and two of his novels in Malayalam were made into movies. His poems have been translated into more than fourteen languages, including French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Macedonian, Uzbek, Croatian, Chinese, and Hebrew. He was awarded Iowa University’s International Writing Programme Fellowship, the Ledig House International Writer-in-Residence fellowship, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for a residency at its Bellagio Centre in Italy, and the Shanghai Writers’ Association’s Fellowship.
    • Architecture of...

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      Ra Sh (Ravi Shanker N) has published English-language poems in many national and international online and print magazines, such as Kindle magazine, the German online journal STRASSENSTIMMEN, Indian Literature published by Kendriya Sahithya Academy, The Thumbprint Magazine, Glomag, Duanes poeTree blog, Ethos Literary Journal and Countercurrents among others. His poems have been translated into German and French. Fifteen of his poems appear in an anthology, A Strange Place Other Than Earlobes, published by Sampark, Kolkata that featured five Malayali poets writing in English. Architecture of Flesh is his sole collection.

      His translations into English include Mother Forest (the biography of C. K. Janu) and Harum-Scarum Saar and Other Stories (stories by Tamil writer Bama), both published by Women Unlimited, Delhi; and Waking is Another Dream (Sri Lankan Tamil poems translated along with Meena Kandaswamy), published by Navayana, Delhi. Again, Navayana, Delhi, published translations of Malayalam stories by Dalit writers done by Rash and Abhirami Sriram, under the title Don’t want Caste recently. Ra Sh translated and edited translations of thirty-seven young Malayali poets for RædLeafPoetry-India in 2015. He has also translated for Dalit Anthologies published by OUP and Penguin-India.

      He has recently completed a self-assumed task of translating one poem a day from Malayalam to English for 100 days.

      He has translated many works from other languages to Malayalam like Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Paulo Friere), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Dario Fo) and a collection of poems by Tamil poet/film-maker Leena Manimekalai (Koothachikalude Rani).

      He has written English subtitles for several acclaimed Malayalam and Tamil films, the most prominent being Sexy Durga that won the HivosTiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2017.
      Ra Sh is regularly reviewing collections of poetry for World Literature Today associated with University of Oklahoma.

    • Cosmopolitician

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      Mustansir Dalvi is an Anglophone poet, translator and editor. His poems are widely anthologized, including in These My Words: The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry, The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India and the Sahitya Akademi’s To Catch a Poem: An Anthology of Poetry for Young People.

      His first book of poems in English, brouhahas of cocks was published by Poetrywala in 2013. His poems have been translated into French, Croatian and Marathi. Mustansir Dalvi was born in Bombay. He teaches architecture in Mumbai.

    • The Painter of ...

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      Gopikrishnan Kottoor is an award-winning poet. His prizes for poetry include the All India Poetry Prize, Poetry Society, India, The All India Special Jury Poetry award, and awards in all categories of the All India Poetry Competitions, & All India Poetry Society, India, and the British Council. He has published both in India and abroad. He has attended poetry residencies in Europe, and attended the MFA (Poetry) of Texas State University, USA. As invited poet from India, Kottoor read his work at the University of Vienna, Austria. His poetry has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, and German, among others. For a while he was a regular reviewer for Indian poetry in English with the Hindu Literary Supplement. He founded the poetry journal, Poetry Chain. His oeuvre includes novels, translations, and plays.
    • Sky without Sky

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      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. He is the first Indian poet writing in English to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry in 1981. He is also the recipient of the Jacob Glatstein Memorial Award for Poetry in 1975, the Allen Tate Poetry Prize from The Sewanee Review, and the SAARC Literary Award, both in 2009. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India. However, he returned the award in 2015 as a mark of protest against the growing ‘moral asymmetry’ in the country. In 2017, he was awarded the Kanhaiyalal Lifetime Poetry Award at the Jaipur Literature Festival. He currently lives in Cuttack, Odisha.
    • Tips for Living...

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      E.V.Ramakrishnan is a bilingual writer and translator who has published poetry and literary criticism, in Malayalam and English. He has published three volumes of poetry in English: Being Elsewhere in Myself (1980), A Python in a Snake Park (1994), Terms of Seeing: New and Selected Poems (2006). Tips for Living in an Expanding Universe is his latest volume of poems in English.His critical works in English include Indigenous Imaginaries: Literature, Region, Modernity (2017), Locating Indian Literature: Texts, Traditions and Translations (2011) and Making It New: Modernism in Malayalam, Marathi and Hindi Poetry (1995).

      Among his edited volumes in English are Bakhtinian Explorations of Indian Culture : Pluralism, Dogma and Dialogue through History (co-edited, 2018), Inter-disciplinary Alter-Natives in Comparative Literature (co-edited, 2013), Indian Short Story 1900-2000 (2001), Tree of Tongues: An Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry (1999) and Trees of Kochi and Other Poems by K.G.Sankara Pillai (2016).

      He has published seven critical books in Malayalam, including Anubhavangale Aarkkanu Peti? (2013), Malayala Novelinte Deshakalangal (2017) and Aksharavum Aadhunikatayum (1994) for which he was awarded Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Literary Criticism.

      After a distinguished career in academics, he retired from Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, in 2015 as Professor and Dean of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies. He has been Professor Emeritus at the same University during 2015-2018. Widely travelled, Ramakrishnan has been Visiting Professor at Georgia University (2014), Delhi University (2017) and Central University of Hyderabad (2018). He lives in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

    • Ta Ta Pa Pa

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      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 various syllabuses.
    • NOT ONLY THE OC...

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      K. Satchidanandan, poet, critic, translator, playwright, travel writer and academic, has published more than 20 collections of poetry in Malayalam. His Collected Poems, 1965–2015 came out in 2016, as did The Missing Rib (Poetrywala), a 600- page volume of his poems, in his own translation. His earlier collections in English include While I Write (HarperCollins, 2011) and Misplaced Objects and Other Poems (Sahitya Akademi, 2014). He has also authored 20 collections of essays on literature, philosophy and social issues, two plays, three travel books and a memoir in Malayalam besides four books on comparative Indian literature in English. He has 7 collections of poetry in Hindi translation and has 25 collections of his poetry in other languages including French, Italian, German, Irish, Arabic, Chinese and English besides major Indian languages. His translations from world poetry have recently been collected in four volumes of around 450 pages each. He has represented India in several literary festivals and book fairs in Asia, Europe, Australia, US and South America. He has won 47 awards for his literary contribution, including Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (five times, for five genres), Sahitya Akademi Award, Kuvempu National Award (Karnataka), NTR National Award and Bappureddy Award (Andhra Pradesh), Kusumagraj National Award (Maharashtra), Gangadhar Meher National Award and Kavisamrat Upendra Bhanja award (Orissa), besides all the major literary awards in Kerala including the highest, Ezhuthacahan Award. He is a Fellow of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi and has been honoured with a Knighthood by the Government of Italy, the Dante Medal by Dante Institute, Ravenna and the Indo-Polish Friendship Medal by the Government of Poland. His name also figured in the Ladbroke list of Nobel Prize probables in 2011. Satchidanandan lives with his family in Delhi.
    • Collected Poems

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      Gieve Patel has published three books of poetry: “Poems” (Nissim Ezekiel, Bombay, 1966); “How Do You Withstand, Body” (Clearing House, Bombay, 1976); and “Mirrored, Mirroring” (Oxford University Press, Madras, 1991). His poems have been included in anthologies in India and in other countries.

      He is a well-known painter and playwright. His paintings are in public and private collections in many countries. “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 People (Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, 2007) is an anthology of poems written by his students in the course of the workshop. The book also carries an introduction by him detailing the methodology of the workshop.

      Patel has worked as a medical practitioner in rural and urban India.

    • Bimb

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      Sanjeev Khandekar (1958) is a poet and a visual artist. 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 (Abhidha Nantar, 2005), Mutatis Mutandis (2006) & (2014) and Two Poems (2006). Khandekar’s two books, '1,2,3… Happy Galaxy' and collection of present poetry 'Smiles' (2007) are published by Abhida Nantar in 2007. In 1982, he edited Sankalp: A collection of essays by social activists in Maharashtra .It was awarded the Marathi Sahitya Parishad award. His second book, the novel Ashant Parva (Season of Unrest, 1992), concerns itself with the construction of a politically sensitive self in post-industrial India. Khandekar is based in Mumbai.
    • Grab your heart...

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      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 work ranging from poetry and short stories to longer fiction, and deals with such themes as esoterics, systems-critique, love, revolution and magical reality. Often likened to such luminaries as Alan Ginsberg, Dan Turell, James Joyce and Hunter S. Thompson, Ankersen offers a fresh perspective all his own. Published internationally, his work has been translated into 11 languages, Ankersen is sharing his treasure-chest of perpetually blooming wonder across numerous continents. He works cross disciplinary and inspiration comes from a range of sources, including those of the site-specific, psycho-geography of inner and outer landscapes. Recent publications include the full poetry collections A Sudden Convergence (Krok Books, 2016), Soulmates (Copenhagen Storytellers, 2017) as well as contributions to two Indian international poetry anthologies, Capitals (Bloomsbury, 2017) and All The Worlds Between (Yoda Press, 2017). Latest performance venues include Bucharest International Poetry Festival, Faine Misto Festival in Ukraine and TEDxCopenhagen. India holds a special place in this poet?s heart. In India, Claus holds fellowships from Sangam House, Studio Arnawaz, CMI Arts Initiative and India-North Art & Architecture Ateliers. Ankersen has appeared at Poetry with Prakriti, Delhi Arts Festival, Kala Ghoda Festival, as well as given guest lectures at universities and learning institutes. Having met and interacted with poetry colleagues and titans across the world, Claus Ankersen has realized the need for a formal organization of the global-local sister-brotherhood of hypersensitive pens, most recently founding the activist artist network Army of Poets. When he is not writing poetry, traveling or making art, Claus is developing his own mystery school of yoga and magic, cooking and talking back to nature.
    • Frazil

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      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 Research on Women (SPARROW), and two anthologies of contemporary Indian poetry for the American e-zine www.bigbridge.org. She is also co-translator of an anthology of Sindhi Partition poetry, Freedom and Fissures (Sahitya Akademi). Menka has been published widely, both in India and elsewhere, and her work is represented in Indian Literature in English: An Anthology, the Second-Year Bachelor of Arts degree textbook of the University of Mumbai. In 1986, she played a key role in founding the Poetry Circle. Her work as a journalist includes a stint with South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and the publication of thirteen books as co-author/ editor, three of which were released by the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
    • Smilies

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      Sanjeev Khandekar (1958) is a poet and a visual artist. 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 (Abhidha Nantar, 2005), Mutatis Mutandis (2006) & (2014) and Two Poems (2006). Khandekar’s two books, '1,2,3… Happy Galaxy' and collection of present poetry 'Smiles' (2007) are published by Abhida Nantar in 2007. In 1982, he edited Sankalp: A collection of essays by social activists in Maharashtra .It was awarded the Marathi Sahitya Parishad award. His second book, the novel Ashant Parva (Season of Unrest, 1992), concerns itself with the construction of a politically sensitive self in post-industrial India. Khandekar is based in Mumbai.
    • Man Without A N...

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      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 Abhidhanantar and the Indian English poetry scene through his imprint Poetrywala. He is the author of six poetry collections in Marathi. Divate’s poems have been translated into French, Italian, Slovak, Japanese, Persian, Maltese, Serbian, Slovenian, Greek, Hindi and many Indian languages. In translation, he has a book each in Spanish, Irish, Arabic, German and Estonian apart from four in English. His poems figure in numerous anthologies in Marathi and English. The most significant among these are These My Words edited by Eunice de Souza and Melanie Silgardo, The Red Hen Anthology of Indian Poetry edited by Ravi Shankar and Sampurna Chattarji, 100 Great Poems in Indian languages from the Last 3000 Years edited by Abhay K Kumar, and Kavita Antologija Sodobne Indijske Poezije (Anthology of Indian Poetry in Slovenian translation) edited by Evald Flisar and K Satchidanandan. Divate has participated in numerous international poetry and literature festivals across the globe. His publishing house, Paperwall Media & Publishing, has published (under its imprint Poetrywala) more than 100 poetry collections. Hemant lives and works in Mumbai.
    • Open me my shad...

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      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.
    • Elsewhere Where...

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      Sampurna chattarji is a poet, fiction-writer and translator. Her fifteen books include the poetry titles—Sight May Strike You Blind (Sahitya Akademi 2007, 2008); The Fried Frog (Scholastic 2009); Absent Muses (Poetrywala 2010); The Scorpion (HarperXXI 2013) and Space Gulliver: Chronicles of an Alien (HarperCollins 2015); the novels Rupture and Land of the Well (both from HarperCollins); a short-story collection about Bombay/Mumbai, Dirty Love (Penguin 2013); and a translation of Joy Goswami’s Selected Poems (Harper Perennial 2014, 2018). She has co-authored Elsewhere Where Else/ Lle Arall Ble Arall (Poetrywala 2018) with the Welsh poet, Eurig Salisbury, and is currently Poetry Editor of The Indian Quarterly. https://sampurnachattarji.wordpress.com/

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