Sudeep Sen(2019)

Sudeep Sen 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). He is "fascinated not just by language but the possibilities of language" (Scotland on Sunday). At the 2004 Struga Poetry Festival in Macedonia, he received the 'Pleiades' honour for having made "a significant contribution to contemporary world poetry". His prize-winning books include, Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems(Harper Collins), Distracted Geographies, Rain, Aria, which won the AK Ramanujan Translation Award, Fractals: New & Selected Poems | Translations 1980-2015(London Magazine Editions) and EroText(Vintage: Penguin Random House). He has edited important anthologies such as The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry, World English Poetry and Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians(Sahitya Akademi). Blue Nude, winner of the Jorge Zalamea International Poetry Prize, 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, Literary Review, Harvard Review, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, 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), Love Poems(Knopf/Everyman), Out of Bounds(Bloodaxe), Initiate: Oxford New Writing(Blackwell) and Name Me a Word(Yale). He is the editorial director of AARK ARTS and the editor of Atlas. Sen is the first Asian honoured to read his poetry and deliver the Derek Walcott Lecture at the Nobel Laureate Festival. The Government of India's Ministry of Culture has awarded him the senior fellowship for "outstanding persons in the field of culture/literature".