Poet Todd Swift presents poems about amirs, Martin Mooney, and “The Polish Builders in Hammersmith,” in the 25th edition of Sudeep Sen’s World Poetry Portfolio.
About Sudeep SenSUDEEP SEN [www.sudeepsen.net] is widely recognised as a major new generation voice in world literature and ‘one of the finest younger English-language poets in the international literary scene’ (BBC Radio). Sen’s prize-winning books include: Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins), Distracted Geographies, Rain, Aria (A K Ramanujan Translation Award), Ladakh, and The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (editor). Blue Nude: New & Selected Poems | Translations 1979-2014 (Jorge Zalamea International Poetry Prize) is forthcoming. His poems, translated into twenty-five languages, have featured in major international anthologies. His words have appeared in the TLS, Newsweek, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Telegraph, Herald, Harvard Review, Hindu, Hindustan Times, Times of India, Outlook, India Today, and broadcast on BBC, PBS, CNN IBN, NDTV, AIR & Doordarshan. Sen’s newer work appears in New Writing 15 (Granta), Language for a New Century (Norton), Leela (Collins), Indian Love Poems (Knopf/Random House/Everyman), Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe), and Initiate: Oxford New Writing (Blackwell). He is the editorial director of AARK ARTS and the editor of Atlas. Sen is the first Asian to be honoured with an invitation to participate at the 2013 Nobel Laureate Week in St Lucia, where he delivered the Derek Walcott Lecture and read his own poetry. A special commemorative edition of his work, Fractals: New & Selected Poems | Translations 1978-2013, was released by the Nobel laureate Derek Walcott himself in the presence of H.E. Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General (President) of St Lucia. As a photographer and graphic artist, his work is part of many professional print portfolios, magazine and newspaper pieces, book jacket covers, and private collections. His publications credits include: Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, New Indian Express, Swagat, Gallerie, Biblio, Prairie Schooner, Molossus, World Literature Today, Indian Design & Interiors, and others; plus books covers for publishers such as HarperCollins, Women Unlimited, Gallerie, Aark Arts, UPL, Bengal Gallery, and others. He has also published two books of photography, Prayer Flag and Postcards from Bangladesh. Sen lives and works in New Delhi.
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Born in Iran and brought up on the Isle of Wight, Mimi Khalvati’s New and Selected Poems comes out in November of this year. Editor Sudeep Sen has selected several ghazals, along with other poems.
In a series of prose poems, Nathalie Handal explores the cultural diversity of New York on the 7-Train in Queens. Sudeep Sen’s selection of the international poet’s work also includes four other poems.
Sudeep Sen presents eleven poems by one of contemporary Ireland’s most decorated poets, whose “solemn, gravid poems” must “be heard to be believed.”
These twelve original poems by American-born Briton Ruth Fainlight, wife of the late Alan Sillitoe and recipient of most major English-language poetry awards, were selected by Sudeep Sen to accompany Jenny Lewis’ exclusive interview with Fainlight.
Glaswegian poet Richard Price was one of the founding Informationalists, an influential group of Scottish poets whose work foregrounded information technology. Sudeep Sen has selected eleven poems from his three Carcanet collections and unpublished work.
Sudeep Sen’s selections from the work of Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, poet, translator, and non-fiction writer, whose work has been translated into over twenty-five languages.
Sudeep Sen’s World Poetry Portfolio featuring John Stiles.
Sudeep Sen’s World Poetry Portfolio, featuring work by Richard Tillinghast
Adam Czerniawski is a Polish poet, essayist and translator born in 1934 in Warsaw, Poland, now living in Wales. In his memoir Scenes from a disturbed childhood he describes the war-time years when he and his family were trying to escape German and Russian occupation of Poland during 1939. With his mother, sister and dog he eventually was able to leave Poland in 1941, travelling through Austria, Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria to Turkey, and eventually to Palestine and Lebanon, where he lived until moving to Britain in 1947. Studied literature and philosophy at the universities of London, Sussex and Oxford
There were rules and rituals for its proper use,
Like those that rigged a ship for the voyage South:
Loosening the central screw, re-jigging parts,
Feeling the bevelled blade with a moist thumb…
Hans van de Waarsenburg (Helmond 1943) published his first collection of poems, entitled Gedichten (Poems) , in 1965. His collection De vergrijzing (The graying) was awarded the prestigious Jan Campert Prize for Poetry in 1973.