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SUDEEP SEN [] is internationally recognised as a major new voice in world literature and one of "the finest younger English-language poets in the international literary scene. A distinct voice: carefully modulated and skilled, well measured and crafted" (BBC Radio).

In 2013, Sudeep Sen was the first Asian writer to deliver the Derek Walcott Lecture during Nobel Laureate Week in St. Lucia. To commemorate that occasion, a limited edition of his newest title, Fractals: New & Selected Poems / Translations 1978-2013,, was released by the Nobel laureate himself. The same year, the Government of India's Ministry of Culture awarded Sen its senior fellowship for "outstanding persons in the field of culture/literature."

Sudeep Sen is "fascinated not just by language but by the possibilities of language" (Scotland on Sunday). He read English Literature at the University of Delhi, and as an Inlaks Scholar received an MS from the Journalism School at Columbia University (New York). His awards, fellowships and residencies include: Hawthornden Fellowship (UK), Pushcart Prize nominations (USA), BreadLoaf (USA), Pleiades (Macedonia), NLPVF Dutch Foundation for Literature (Amsterdam), Ledig House (New York), Sanskriti (New Delhi), Wolfsberg ubs Pro Helvetia (Switzerland), Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), Shanghai Writers Programme (China), AsiaLink Bookwallah (India/Australia), and the "Pleiades" honour at the 2004 Struga International Poetry Festival for having made "a significant contribution to contemporary world poetry" (Macedonia). He was international writer-in-residence at the Scottish Poetry Library (Edinburgh), and visiting scholar at Harvard University.

Sen's dozen books include: Leaning against the Lamp-Post (1983), The Lunar Visitations (1990), Kali in Ottava Rima (1992), Parallel (1993), New York Times (1993), South African Woodcut (1994), Mount Vesuvius in Eight Frames (1994), Dali's Twisted Hands (1995), Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins, 1997), Prayer Flag (Wings Press, 2003), Distracted Geographies (Wings Press, 2004), Rain (2005), Aria (2009, A K Ramanujan Translation Award), Blue Nude: Poems & Translations 1977-2012 (Jorge Zalamea International Poetry Award), and Fractals: New & Selected Poems|Translations.

He has also edited several important anthologies, including: The HarperCollins Book of Modern English Poetry by Indians (forthcoming), The Literary Review Indian Poetry (2009), Biblio South Asian English Poetry (2006, a portfolio), Midnight's Grandchildren: Post-Independence English Poetry from India (2004), Index for Censorship [Poems] Songs of Partition (1998, a portfolio), Lines Review Twelve Modern Young Indian Poets (1996), Wasafiri Contemporary Writing from India, South Asia and The Diaspora (1995), and others. His poems, translated into over twenty-five languages, have featured in international anthologies by Penguin, HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, Routledge, Norton, Knopf, Everyman, Random House, Macmillan, and Granta.

His poems, translated into over twenty-five languages, have appeared in international anthologies published by Penguin, HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, Routledge, Norton, Knopf, Everyman, Random House, Macmillan, and Granta. His words have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Telegraph, Financial Times, Herald, London Magazine, Poetry Review, Literary Review, Harvard Review, Hindu, Hindustan Times, Times of India, Indian Express, Outlook, and India Today, and others. He has been heard on BBC, PBS, CNN, IBN, NDTV,Aair & Doordarshan.

Sen's newer work appears in New Writing 15 (Granta), Language for a New Century (Norton), Leela: An Erotic Play of Verse and Art (Collins), Indian Love Poems (Knopf/Random House/Everyman), Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe), and Initiate: Oxford New Writing (Blackwell). He is the editorial director of AARK ARTS and the editor of Atlas [].

As a photographer, Sudeep Sen's images are part of international art fairs, exhibitions, print portfolios, and private collections. His art photographs have been published in leading magazines and newspapers, on book jacket covers, record labels, and online such as Sen's photography is professionally represented by ArtMbassy in Berlin.

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