Vol XVII Speakeasy

This volume’s poet is Kuzhur Wilson.

Kuzhur Wilson-Poetry-Anita Nair's Literary JournalBorn in 1975, Kuzhoor Wilson is the strong and different new voice of Malayalam poetry. Wilson, who has been writing poems from 1990, had his first book of poems published, when he was 24. From then till now, he is active in Malayalam poetry. To him goes the credit of owning the first blog for Malayalam poetry – www.vishakham.blogspot.com. Continue reading


Vol XVI Speakeasy

Sampurna Chattarji Sampurna Chattarji PHOTO

is a poet, novelist and translator. Born in Ethiopia in November 1970, she grew up in Darjeeling, graduated from New Delhi and is currently based in Mumbai/Thane. Her nine books include three poetry collections—Absent Muses (Poetrywala, 2010), The Fried Frog (Scholastic, 2009) and Sight May Strike You Blind (Sahitya Akademi, 2007, reprint 2008); and two novels—Rupture (2009) and Land of the Well (2012), both from HarperCollins. Continue reading

Vol XII Speakeasy

This week The Heavenly Bliss Salon for Men features not a poet but a book The HARPERCOLLINS BOOK OF ENGLISH POETRY that perhaps is one of its kind featuring eighty-five Indian poets writing in English. Published By Harper Collins India and put together by Sudeep Sen, this is a landmark in Indian publishing showcasing poetic concerns that are as varied as staggeringly expansive. This is a volume where ‘Indian poets are in full flight’. Continue reading