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.