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October 2014

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We wish you a happy festive season with a Diwali dhamaka bumper issue: Anglophone poetry, two selections of poetry in translation, both from the Bengali, and an essay on poetics. Arjun Chaudhuri translates Saudamini Devi’s startling 19th century Bengali Adbutha … Continue reading

September 2014

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This September we present A. Anupama’s poems and, from the Arabic, Naseer Hassan’s poems translated in collaboration with poet Jon Davis. US based poet, critic and translator A. Anupama restlessly ranges over continents of culture in her poetry. Yet her … Continue reading

August 2014

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We devote this August issue to celebrating translations. From the French, Japanese and Sanskrit. Karthika Nair presents translations from poet extraordinaire Roselyne Sibille’s new collection, Ombre-Monde (Shadow-World) published by Les éditions Moires, Mani Rao’s translations are of Meghadūtam (Cloud Messanger) … Continue reading

July 2014

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Come July we present poems by Ellen Kombiyil and Hemant Divate, the latter translated from the Marathi by poet Mustansir Dalvi. Ellen Kombiyil is a founder of The (Great) Indian Poetry Project; her first collection that explores astrophysics in poetry … Continue reading

June 2014

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Thank you, folks, for the warm response to my exhausted but celebratory note about editing Poetry at Sangam. This month we present poems and translations by Anupama Raju, Archana Venkatesan, Grzegorz Wróblewski and Piotr Gwiazda. ‘I really don’t know what … Continue reading

May 2014

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In spite of the heat gods and goddesses, mythic heroes and muses, roses, black cherry and brooms journey across our pages this May. We present, with deep delight, new translations of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poems by David Need and poems … Continue reading

April 2014

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Summer’s here. Mangoes form on the old tree; faint music of the classical flute floats through the afternoon like a zephyr. Reading poetry becomes an antidote to glare as it draws us into rooms shaded with nuances. We present selections … Continue reading

March 2014

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Spring: time of festivals for the earth’s fecundity, for viewing gardens, noting transformations. A time for looking forward and looking back with wonder: we are still standing! In this issue we present a selection of wonderful poems by Adil Jussawalla, … Continue reading

February 2014

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It’s February. The month of professing love in many ways. We, at Poetry at Sangam, do so by offering you poems by Birgit Kempker, Naveen Kishore and Sridala Swami. All three poets profess their love for language and the act … Continue reading

January 2014

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Dear Readers, Each One May your choicest dreams for 2014 come true! We are delighted to present in our first issue of the new year poetry by George Szirtes  and Sumana Roy, and an essay on translating  Kalidasa’s  Śyamalādaṇḍakam by … Continue reading

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