Poetry at Sangam




Rahul Soni is a writer, editor and translator based in India. He is Editorial Head at Writer’s Side, a literary agency and manuscript assessment service, Associate Editor with Almost Island, a journal for literature that “threatens, confronts, or bypasses the marketplace”, Editor-at-Large (India) with Asymptote, an international journal of literature in translation, and Season Coordinator at the Sangam House international writers’ residency program. He founded and, from 2008 to 2012, edited Pratilipi, a literary journal, and Pratilipi Books, an independent publishing imprint. He was a Charles Wallace Visiting Fellow in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia in 2010, and received the Sangam House Fellowship in 2012. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Almost Island, Asymptote, Biblio, Dhauli Review, Hindi, Indian Literature, La Hoja de Arena, Out of Print Magazine, Pix: A Photography Quarterly, Poetry International Web, Pratilipi, Recours au Poème, Tehelka, The Four Quarters Magazine, and other venues. He edited the anthology of Hindi Poetry in English translation, Home from a Distance (Pratilipi Books, 2011), and translated Shrikant Verma’s collection of poetry, Magadh (Almost Island Books, 2013) and Geetanjali Shree’s novel Tirohit (HarperCollins, 2013).

Translations by Rahul Soni

A Prayer for my Grandson on his Second Birthday by Ashok Vajpeyi

Being Earth, Nonbeing Sky by Ashok Vajpeyi

Shubhsrava by Ashok Vajpeyi

In Bhilai by Ashok Vajpeyi

Horses by Ashok Vajpeyi

The Other Name for Awakening by Ashok Vajpeyi

The People of Magadh by Shrikant Verma

Corpses in Kashi by Shrikant Verma

Hastinapur by Shrikant Verma

Ujjaini by Shrikant Verma

Shravasti by Shrikant Verma

Fiction by Shrikant Verma