A Different kind of Indian Poetry Anthology

The much anticipated HarperCollins Book of English Poetry, edited by Indian poet Sudeep Sen, is finally available at bookstores! Published by HarperCollins India, this anthology showcases the work of poets from India and the Indian diaspora born after 1950. What makes this anthology even more unique is that ninety percent of the poems are original and have not been published elsewhere.  Here’s a video review of the anthology by Mint Lounge’s Supriya Nair and here’s a poem by Sudeep Sen, which is also included in the anthology. Enjoy!

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About Shikha Malaviya

Shikha Malaviya is a poet & writer, born in the U.K. and raised in Minnesota and India. Her book, Geography of Tongues, was launched in December 2013 and featured in The Times of India Literary Carnival, Lit.mus & other festivals. Shikha is founder of The (Great) Indian Poetry Project, an archive of modern Indian poetry and a co-founder of The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, a literary press. Shikha's poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and published in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Drunken Boat & the Water~Stone Review. She is deeply involved in the poetry community through events/initiatives such as organizing '100 Thousand Poets for Change—Bangalore’, in 2012 and 2013; co-founding ‘Poetry in Public India,’ a movement to bring powerful verse by Indian women to public places across India; giving a TEDx talk on ‘Poetry in Daily Life’ at TEDx Golf Links Park, Bangalore, 2013. Shikha graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in creative writing and mass communications. She splits her time between San Francisco and Bangalore.

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