Thursday, September 24 2020 | 7:00 PM IST
Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. His six collections of poetry include Vanishing Acts, Central Time and Jonahwhale. His translation of a celebrated 14 th -century Kashmiri woman saint’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded. Hoskote curated India’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale, under the title ‘Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode’. He has received the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award, the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award and the S H Raza Literature Award. His poems have been translated into German, Hindi, Swedish, Spanish and Arabic.
Joy Goswami is one of the most powerful poets of Bengal and among the best in the post-Jibanananda Das era of Bengali poetry. In conversation with his translator, the poet and fiction writer Sampurna Chattarji, and poet, art critic and cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote, Goswami discusses the source of his inventive, enigmatic and visionary verse.