Poetry at Sangam




Indran Amirthanayagam directed the Regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health HUB Office (REO) for South America based at the US Embassy in Lima from 2009 to 2013. He pioneered the www.reosouthamerica.com website which presents ideas focused on making our economies more sustainable. A member of the United States Foreign Service since 1993, Amirthanayagam served as Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Vancouver, Regional PAO Monterrey, PAO for South India, Chennai, ESTH/Consular Officer Mexico City, Political Officer/General Services Officer Abidjan, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer Brussels, and Junior Officer Buenos Aires. Amirthanayagam has a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in English literature from Haverford College. Amirthanayagam has received a Superior Honor Award and a Meritorious Honor Award for his diplomatic work. He is fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese. He will serve as Public Affairs Officer in Port Au Prince, Haiti in 2014.

Amirthanayagam is a poet, essayist and blogger in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese (http://indranamirthanayagam.blogspot.com). He has published nine poetry collections thus far, including The Elephants of Reckoning which won the 1994 Paterson Prize in the United States, and Uncivil War (Tsar Publications, Toronto, Canada). His Spanish collections include El Infierno de los Pájaros, El Hombre que Recoge Nidos and Sol Camuflado. Amirthanayagam has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts for his poetry and the U.S./Mexico Fund for Culture for his translations. He won the Juegos Florales of Guayamas, Sonora in 2006 for his poem Juarez.

Translations by Indran Amirthanayagam

Supper by Manuel Ulacia

Arabian Knight by Manuel Ulacia

In the Ritz at Meknes by Manuel Ulacia

Party in a Tangiers Garden by Manuel Ulacia

In the Little Port by Manuel Ulacia

Poems by Indran Amirthanayagam

A Tribute to Manuel Ulacia