Poetry at Sangam




Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. His collections of poetry include Vanishing Acts: New & Selected Poems 1985-2005 (Penguin, 2006) and Die Ankunft der Vögel (Carl Hanser Verlag, 2006). His translation of the 14th-century Kashmiri mystic Lal Ded has been published as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (Penguin Classics, 2011). He is the editor of Dom Moraes: Selected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics, 2012), the first annotated critical edition of a major Anglophone Indian poet’s work. Hoskote’s poems have been published in many anthologies, including Short Fuse (Todd Swift and Philip Norton eds., Rattapallax, 2002) The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets (Jeet Thayil ed., Bloodaxe, 2008), Language for a New Century (Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar eds., W. W. Norton, 2008), The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (Sudeep Sen ed., HarperCollins, 2012), and These My Words: The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry (Eunice de Souza and Melanie Silgardo eds., Penguin, 2012). Hoskote has curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions, including the 7th Gwangju Biennale (Korea, 2008); he curated India’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale, under the title ‘Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode’ (2011). Hoskote was a Fellow of the International Writing Program, University of Iowa, and has been writer-in-residence at Villa Waldberta, Munich; Theater der Welt, Essen-Mülheim; and the Polish Institute, Berlin; and is researcher-in-residence at BAK/ basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.


New Poems (July 2017 Issue)

Natural History

The Swimming Pool


Poems by Ranjit Hoskote

Paete, Laguna

Footage for a Trance

Harbour Thoughts


The Nomad’s Song

Enemy Action


Translations by Ranjit Hoskote

The Poems of Lal Ded