Indran Amirthanayagam is a multi-lingual poet with 22 books published to date. These include the Paterson Prize-winning The Elephants of Reckoning, Blue Window (Ventana Azul), Ten Thousand Steps Against the Tyrant, The Splintered Face: Tsunami Poems, and Uncivil War. His latest in Spanish is Isleno, ,in French Sur l'ile nostalgique, and in Haitian Creole, Pwezi a Kat Men (a dialog in poetry written with Alex LaGuerre). Amirthanayagam has received fellowships from the New York Council on the Arts, the U.S./Mexico Fund for Culture and the Macdowell Colony. His poem Juarez won the 2005 Juegos Florales of Guaymas, Sonora. Amirthanayagam's Paolo 9, a suite of poems about footballer Paolo Guerrero and the Peruvian attempt to qualify for the World Cup, will be published by the end of 2018. Amirthanayagam wasn invited to the Princeton Poetry Festival in October 2019. His translations of Mexican poet Manuel Ulacia were included in Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry, in Fafnir's Heart: World Poetry in Translation, and are forthcoming from Dialogos Books. . Amirthanayagam writes a blog on poetry and the arts at http://indranamirthanayagam.blogspot.com. He tweets @indranmx. He is also found on FB.
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