KitabKhana & The Pen All - India Centre invite you to a Reading by Vijay Seshadri, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2014

07-Nov-2014
6:00 pm
KitabKhana

Dear Readers,
 
Date: 7 November 2014 (Friday)
Time: 6 pm
Venue: KitabKhana
 
About Vijay Ji,
 
Vijay Seshadri was born in Bangalore in 1954 and moved to Columbus, Ohio, with his family at the age of 5. His collections of poetry include the James Laughlin Award-winning The Long Meadow, Wild Kingdom, and The Disappearances. His poems, essays and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, and The Times Book Review, among other journals and anthologies. Seshadri has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been awarded The Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize and the MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement. Seshadri currently teaches poetry and non-fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College, having previously worked as a commercial fisherman in Oregon, as a biologist with the US National Marine Fisheries Service and as a copy editor with The New Yorker. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son. His most recent book, 3 Sections, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2014.
 
“Vijay Seshadri’s poems are wittily alive to everything, continually quick and surprising, expertly turned.” – Richard Wilbur
 
“Vijay Seshadri is a lyric poet who can mix elegy and affirmation within a few stanzas of one another. He makes the landscape and the cityscape into one challenging and heartbreaking place where the old transformations of language can still happen.” – Eavan Boland
 
“Seshadri is a son of Frost by way of Ashberry: both the high-frequency channels of consciousness and the jazz of spoken language are audible in these poems.” – The New Yorker
 
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