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Sudeep Sen

Sudeep Sen

Sudeep Sen’s prize-winning books include Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems, Rain, Aria, which won the A. K. Ramanujan Translation Award, Fractals: New & Selected Poems | Translations 1980-2015, EroText and Kaifi Azmi: Poems | Nazms. He has edited influential anthologies, including The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry, World English Poetry and Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians. Blue Nude: Ekphrasis & New Poems, winner of the Jorge Zalamea International Poetry Prize, Anthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion, Consolation and The Whispering Anklets are forthcoming. Sen’s works have been translated into over 25 languages. His words have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Telegraph, Financial Times, Herald, Poetry Review, Literary Review, Harvard Review, Hindu, Hindustan Times, Times of India, Indian Express, Outlook, India Today, and broadcast on BBC, PBS, CNN News 18 and NDTV and Doordarshan. Sen’s newer work appears in New Writing 15, Language for a New Century, Leela: An Erotic Play of Verse and Art, Indian Love Poems, Out of Bounds, Initiate: Oxford New Writing and Name Me a Word. He is the editorial director of AARK ARTS , the editor of Atlas and currently the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Museo Camera. Sen is the first Asian honoured to deliver the Derek Walcott Lecture and read at the Nobel Laureate Festival. The Government of India awarded him the senior fellowship for “outstanding persons in the field of culture/literature.”

Session

The Multilingual Typewriter

Sudeep Sen and Anamika in conversation with Malashri Lal

Deeply embedded in a certain kind of feminism, iconic Hindi poet Anamika’s work weaves together themes of politics, society and domesticity. Anamika’s first comprehensive collection of Hindi poems in English translation, My Typewriter is My Piano: Selected Poems has been edited and co-translated by internationally acclaimed poet Sudeep Sen. Anamika has also translated Sen’s My Body is the Stepson of my Soul: Selected Poems into Hindi as Sudeep Sen: Mera Sharir Meri Atma Ka Sautela Beta. Sen’s poetry is known for his formal construct, innovation, lyricism and intelligence. In conversation with Malashri Lal, they read from their work and speak of the sources, inspirations, contexts, philosophy and multilinguality of the poetic imagination.