I HAD THOUGHT MYSELF A KANGAROO:
A Reading by Bengali Poet Subodh Sarkar
In a rare New York appearance, noted Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar reads from his work in Bengali and English translation and discusses the contemporary Bengali literary scene. With poets Sonia Mukherji and R.A. Villanueva and special guest Yusef Komunyakaa.
Subodh Sarkar is a major Bengali poet with 22 books of poems and one travelogue on America . Critics find his poetry as ‘incisive, provocative, satiric, and most of all, entertainingly contemporary’. His poems have been translated into English, French and several Indian languages and published in several journals and anthologies. Sarkar edits Bhashanagar, a Bengali culture magazine with occasional English issues. In 2010 he was appointed as the guest editor of Indian Literature, the flagship journal of Sahitya Akademi. Sarkar also has participated in a number of international poetry festivals including events in Taiwan, Germany, and France and was a fellow at the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa. He recently visited Russia and Turkey as a member of the Indian Writers’ delegation organized by Sahitya Akademi. He teaches English at City College, Kolkata.
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282
Admission free. Reception to follow.