Friday, November 9, 2018

Wahsington DC: A Photo by Abhay K.

Abhay K. and Navtej Sarna in Washington DC

The Prophecy of Brasilia launched at the Bienal of Books at Brasilia

The Poetry Society of India's invitation for the launch of The Eight-eyed Lord of Kathmandu

भारतीय कूटनीतिज्ञ द्वारा रचित अर्थ एंथम को मिला वैश्विक समर्थन

At the launch of The Prophecy of Brasilia at Sebinho bookshop in Brasilia

Abhay K.'s interview to Al Jajeera on passing away of V.S. Naipaul

Al Jajeera English asked Abhay K. about the contribution of V.S. Naipaul to 20th century literature, his quirks and relevance of the novel in 21st century. You can watch part of the interview here on Al Jajeera English
which also features writer Amit Chaudhuri

Hawk and Whippoorwill published from Boston features Abhay K's poem ‘Mustang’

Poet diplomats at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC

At 6 pm on 30th August 2018 iconic Busboys and Poets at 5th&K, Washington DC hosted a poetry reading and discussion with an incredible group of poet-diplomats-- Abhay K., Indran Amirthanayagam, Simon Schuchat (& Venus Thrash, co-editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly) who have lived throughout the world and written about joys and sufferings, dreams and disappointments, cultural diversity, unique customs and ways of life across continents, from rapturous white nights of St. Petersburg to snows of Mt. Everest, from the seven cities of Delhi to spaceships in Brasilia, these bards have unforgettable stories to share. They belong to the tribe and lineage of poet-diplomats which includes Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, George Seferis, St. John Perse, Rosario Castellanos, Gabriela Mistral, Cesla Milosz who celebrated the beauty and suffering of the world in their poems and gave us great literature. They were introduced by Kim Roberts, a well-known poet and the co-editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly.

28th Edition of Cha com Letras in Brasilia

Abhay K, Abena Busia, Nicolas Behr, Marcos Fabricio Lopes and Cristiane Sobral at the 28th edition of Cha Com Letras in Brasilia

Uma canção comum para a humanidade

Indian University awards PhD on Abhay K's poetry

The PhD thesis by Amit Dhawan focuses on early works of the poet, mainly on the first five poetry collections viz. Enigmatic Love: Love Poems from the fairy-tale city of Moscow (2009), Fallen Leaves of Autumn (2010), Candling the Light (2011), Remains (2012) and The Seduction of Delhi (2014) and examines aspects of human and divine love, loss, poet's relationship with the city and cross-cultural undercurrents in his poems. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Culturium, UK publishes Abhay K's Anthems of Immortality

The Culturium has just published a beautiful piece on Abhay K.'s poetry journey

Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner awards the degree of PhD on Cultural Construct of Self: A Critical Study of Abhay Kumar’s Poetry.

Abhay K. at FLIP (International Festival of Literature , Partay), Brazil

Kathmandu Tribune on Abhay K.

Brasilia Skies: A Poem by Abhay K.

Ahay K. quoted in Colombia's leading daily El Espectador in an article on Poetry and Diplomacy

- [Abhay Kumar, más conocido como Abhay K., es un joven poeta y diplomático de carrera de la India, conocido por escribir no solo poesía, sino textos relacionados con democracia y diplomacia digital. Es una celebridad en su país. El colega Abhay Kumar ha escrito: “La diplomacia es un arte complejo que implica la mezcla de perspicacia política, finura cultural, habilidades de comunicación para ejercer el poder de persuasión. La diplomacia generalmente se lleva a cabo mediante oraciones cortas que revelan tanto como lo que esconden. La poesía no es muy diferente.”]

Hawk and Whippoorwill publishes Abhay K's poem 'Mustang'

Abhay K. and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi in Brasilia

Launch of The Prophecy of Brasilia at National Museum in Brasilia

Abhay K. signing his book for Abena Busia, poet and Ambassador of Ghana in Brazil

Abhay K. at the launch of The Prophecy of Brasilia at the National Museum of Brazil

Abhay K. with The Prophecy of Brasilia

Correio Brasiliense on the launch of The Prophecy of Brasilia in Brazil

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Abhay K. at the International Festival of Poetry, Santiago 2018

Writer Rebecca Sharp presenting 100 Great Indian Poems to Asif Khan, Director, Scottish Poetry Library on 25 April 2018

Abhay K. interviewed by Chile's El Mercurio along with Beatriz Russo of Spain

The full interview can be read here

A Playlist of Abhay K's poems read aloud by celebrities, poets, diplomats

The Tribune features Abhay K. among creative Ambassadors of India

The Tribune, a leading Indian newspaper features today some creative Ambassadors of India. Read more in The Tribune

Abhay K. at the Academy of Letters, Paraiba, Brazil on 24 February 2018

The Himalayan Arc edited by Namita Gokhale and published by Harper Collins carries three poems of Abhay K

Abhay K. reading The Himalayan Arc in Brasilia
The Himalayan Arc was launched at the Jaipur LitFest 2018 and is available from Amazon
It carries poems --Ghandruk, The Bhutanese Himalayas and Going to Thimphu  by Abhay K.