Poetry

The Bengali Baudelaire

The Bengali Baudelaire

I was formally introduced to Baudelaire in the last year of the last century. I was a university student, and, the nature of such an introduction being what it is, chose to look away.

‘English New Year’ and other poems

‘English New Year’ and other poems

The English translations below, of three poems by the 19th-century Bengali poet Iswar Gupta, are part of an ongoing project.

Poems, Pictures, and a Reflection

Poems, Pictures, and a Reflection

"The thurn was harried from his home / by a bailiff beetle with an acid aura / in a waistcoat grand and red as Rome..."

Lakeside Walks

Lakeside Walks

"This lakeside,/this Inner Mongolia,/where the language spoken/is the one you speak..."