Monday, December 26, 2016

Abhay K. to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 19-23 January

Abhay K. will attend Jaipur Literature Festival 19-23 Jan, 2017 where CAPITALS : A Poetry Anthology on the Capital cities of the world edited by him will be released by Ruth Padel on 21st Jan at 4:45 PM

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Abhay K. after receiving the first copy of CAPITALS: A Poetry Anthology on the Capital Cities of the World

Abhay K. after receiving the first copy of CAPITALS: A Poetry Anthology on the Capital Cities of the World edited by him and published by Bloomsbury. One of its kind, anthology includes poems on 185 capital cities written by 173 eminent poets from all across the world. It is available here

Monday, November 7, 2016

Abhay K. features among Burlington Writers Workshop Authors 2016

Abhay K. features among Burlington Writers Workshop Authors 2016 alongside Jensen Beach, Josh Booton , Tara Deal, Robert Earle, Karin Gottshall, Paul Hostovsky, Sandra Kolankiewicz Sandra Hunter, Sydney Lea, Kerrin McCadden, Arthur Plotnik, Sean Prentiss, Warren Read, Julia Shipley, Peter Vanderberg, Nance Van Winckel, Tony Whedon and Diana Whitney.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Poetry Salzburg Review to publish three poems by Abhay K.

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"PSR is a consistently good journal, with a book-like satisfaction."—Vahni Capildeo, Winner, Forward Prize, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Abhay K with Indian athletes at the Rio Olympics 2016

Celebrating Independence Day of India with Indian Athletes at  Rio Olympics 2016

At the celebration of the Independence Day of India in Rio 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nalanda Poems by Abhay K.

Archaeological complex of Nalanda Mahavihar has been designated as a World Heritage Site‬ by UNESCO. On this great occasion sharing Nalanda Poems by poet-diplomat Abhay K first published by Poetry at Sangam.

1. The Day of Massacre at Nalanda

Bakhtiyar and his men
play buzkashi in my alleys today
monks are being burnt alive; and
those who try to escape are beheaded.

Dharmagunj – the nine storied library
has burst into flames
smoke and ash from burning books
have turned the day into night.

The sun has disappeared from the sky today
and even my bricks bleed,
sacred chants that once purified Magadha
have turned into shrieks of a falling humanity.

The light of the world is fading today
to face ravages of time alone
abandoned, scorned, forgotten
or perhaps, to be reborn into many Nalandas.

2. The Rise of Nalanda

Forlorn under the red earth
buried for centuries
I rise today like a phoenix,
eight hundred years later
from ashes of my burnt books.

I open my arms today to embrace you
whoever you are, from wherever you are
come, walk into my enlightened fold
as once Buddha and Mahavira did
seeking shelter in my groves.

I remember Hiuen Tsang and Faxian –
the seekers from the East,
I hear footsteps of Aryabhata and Charaka
in my ancient compound today
you too come; come as I rise again.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Final Farewell to My Father: A Poem by Abhay K

Rajendra Singh (1945-2006)

Final Farewell to My Father
By Abhay K.

I wait at the banks of the holy Ganges
while my father travels his last journey
I eagerly wait to see his face
to capture the last glimpse of the light
that brightened my path since I was born
His body will soon be consumed by holy fire
and his soul will merge into eternity
The holy Ganges will carry his ashes
into the vast blue oceans
and there he will rest in peace
The light that has gone out from Earth
now will shine brightly in the sky
and when I'll look above each time
I'll see him smile
I wait at the banks of the holy Ganges
for my father’s arrival
to bid him final farewell
I feel blank, how it all happened so fast
My eyes swell with tears
I want my father, I want my father back
He doesn't speak, he would not speak to me ever
He would not smile when I would return home
I know this meeting is different but it just feels the same
Father, you don't know how long I waited to be with you
I had secretly marked a park in Moscow
where we would go everyday for a walk
be it summer, winter, snow or rain
but see I am here
waiting at the banks of the holy Ganges
wondering how should I say you goodbye
would I ever believe you are gone
I must be strong, I am your son.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Abhay K conducting the 4th Edition of Chai Com Letras in Brasila on Earth Day 22 April 2016

At the 4th edition of Chai Com Letras in Brasilia, poets Raul de Taunay, Ana Maria Lopes and Ana Paula Arendt and the president of ANE (National Association of Brazilian Writers) Fabio Coutinho

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Barbarians Are Finally Here: A Poem by Abhay K in English and Spanish

Barbarians Are Finally Here: A poem inspired by C.P. Cavafy‬´s Waiting for the ‪‎Barbarians‬ read by Abhay K in English and Alicia Silvestre Miralles in Spanish. You can listen here.