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 14th 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 SH Raza Literature Award. His poems have been translated into German, Hindi, Swedish, Spanish, and Arabic.