While I Write (New and Selected Poems)

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Item Code: NAI087
Author: K. Satchidanandan
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Language: English
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9789350290385
Pages: 152
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8 inch X 5 inch
Weight 150 gm
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About the Author

K. Satchidanandan (b.1946) has been hailed by critics as a pioneer of the New Poetry in Malayalam. The publication of his first collection of poetry, Anchusooryan (Five Suns), in 1970 was a major event in Malayalam literature. Since then he has published twenty-one more. His poems have appeared in several national and international journals and anthologies of world literature like Two Plus Two (Switzerland), Voices of Conscience (London), Language for a New Century (Norton, New York) and Noir Sur Blanc (Paris). He has collections of poetry in translation in all the major Indian languages besides German, Arabic, Italian and French.

He has five collections of poems in English translation. Besides about sixty significant Indian poets, Satchidanandan has translated several European, Latin American, African and Asian poets into Malayalam and many Malayalam poets into English.

He has won twenty-four national and international awards, including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award four times. He has also received the India-Poland Friendship medal from the Government of Poland and Knighthood of the Order of Merit from the Government of Italy. A biographical film on him, Summer Rain, directed by Balu Menon was released recently in Kerala.




About Poetry , About Life ix
Granny 1
The Man Who Remembered Everything 2
Sulekha 4
The Prodigal Son 7
The Bread of the Poor 10
The Home and the Prison 12
The Western Canto 13
The Piper 20
The Corridor 21
The Box 22
My Body, a City 23
Loving a Woman 26
Gandhi and Poetry 28
The Northern Canto 30
Lal Ded Speaks against Borders 34
The Panther in the City 42
The Mad 43
No 45
Beginnings 47
Sins: The Roman Sequence 51
The Drum 56
To Prolong the Noon 57
Disquiet 59
Cactus 68
Mon Amour 69
Stammer 71
Who Said? 73
The Lullaby 75
Three Poems of Hope 77
On the Way to Shillong 80
Gandhi and the Tree 81
Snail 83
Farewell 85
In Memory of a Swedish Evening 86
Infinite 88
Misplaced Objects 102
Daughter 104
A Man with a Door 106
Old Women 108
The Last Goal 111
The Dance 113
The Prophet 117
The Corpse 120
Old Poems 121
A Report on Hell 123
Self 125
While I Write 127
That's All 129
Acknowledgements 131

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