With phase one of Walking Cities (with Welsh poets) coming to an end, it seemed tangentially relevant to share these poems here.
Joy Goswami gets honoured as the First Poet Laureate at the Tata Literature Live! Festival in Bombay. A few photos of the awards ceremony, in which I read a translation of a poem specially written for the occasion and the poem ‘Olu’ from my book of translations.
One: my translation of Joy Goswami’s Selected Poems (Harper Perennial 2014) gets shortlisted for the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry.
Two: Sumana Roy writes a wonderful review-essay on Asymptote
Scholastic had asked me to do a little post for their blog, on Ela. Here it is!
I’ve been translating the Bengali poet Joy Goswami for the last eight years. The book, from HarperCollins, can be pre-ordered here and will be in bookshops soon. Meanwhile, here’s a spread of the cover:
A review in Sakaal Times can be read here.
In which I speak of the cities I’ve loved, left and lived in, on WoNoBo