Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Poetry: City to City, in new anthology

“Capitals: A Poetry Anthology,” a poetic examination of 185 cities by contributed work of 173 poets from all continents is now published by Bloomsbury in India.
“Capitals” underwent a three-year editing process by Abhay K, an Indian poet-diplomat and the author of two memoirs and five collections of poems. Contributing poets include Derek Walcott, Bryan Thao Worra, Mark Strand, Ruth Padel and George Szirtes among others.
CAPITALS will be launched in New York on 5th January at the Poets House, at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India on Jan. 21, In Delhi at the India International Centre on Jan. 27, in London on Feb. 1 at B111 at SOAS, Brunei Gallery, University of London. at the International Poetry Festival, Granada, Nicaragua from Feb. 12-17 February 2017, and in Brasilia, Brazil in February, with further launches being announced in the future.
Abhay K received the SAARC Literary Award 2013 and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2013. His poems have appeared in over two dozen literary journals including Poetry Salzburg Review, Asia Literary Review, The Stony Thursday Book 2015, The Missing Slate, Eastlit, Gargoyle, The Caravan, Indian Literature among others and have been translated into Irish, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian, Portuguese, Mandarin and Nepali.
Abhay K’s most recent collection of poems is The Seduction of Delhi (Bloomsbury). His Earth Anthem has been translated into 28 languages. Readers can visit him online at http://www.abhayk.com.

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