Les Murray, Australia
Les Murray was born in 1938 and grew up on a dairy farm at Bunyah, between Forster and Gloucester on the north Coast of New South Wales. He retired from outside employment in 1971 and made literature his full time career. His work has been highly praised throughout the English-speaking world.
Les Murray is amongst the most gifted poets writing today. His multifaceted talents have received high praise both in his native Australia and beyond. But he has also proved a controversial figure, whose poetry strays across the boundaries of political and cultural debate. His version of Australian republicanism has caused heated argument about the future direction of his country as it moves out of the shadow of its colonial past.
His collections include Conscious and Verbal, Frady Neptune, New Selected Poems, Poems the Size of Photographs and a dozen more.
Jayanta Mahapatra, India
Jayanta Mahapatra is a leading Indian poet. He has read and published his poetry all over the world. He has won such coveted awards as the Jacob Glatstein Memorial Award of Chicago’s Poetry and the Sahitya Akademi Award. Four out of sixteen collections of poems are published abroad. Some of the latest prestigious international anthologies, which include his poems, are The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (Random House, New York, 1996) and The Poetry Anthology 1912-2002 (Ivan R.Dee, Chicago, 2002). His latest book is Random Descent.
He lives in Cuttack where he edits the influential literary magazine Chandrabhaga.
Bill Ashcroft, Australia
Bill Ashcroft teaches at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is widely published in post-colonial studies and has co-authored with Gareth Griffith and Helen Tiffin, The Post Colonial Studies Reader (1994) and written Key Concepts in Post Colonial Studies (1998) and also the famous Critical work- The Empire Writes Back (1989).
S. Asnani, India
Shyam Asnani is a renowned scholar and an Ex-Professor of English from Himachal Pradesh Universithy Shimla. Prof. Asnani has worked extensively in “New Literatures”. His articles, reviews and write-ups have been published in various journals in India and abroad.
E. E. Sule, Nigeria
E.E. Sule (also known as Sule E. Egya) is a poet, short story writer, literary critic, newspaper columnist and literary journalist. He teaches African literature and Creative Writing in the Department of English, Nasarawa State University. His other books are the Agatu Culture: Songs and Dances (2002), a study of oral poetry; Impotent Heavens (2004), a collection of short stories; Knifing Tongues (2005), a volume of poetry; and The Writings of Zaynab Alkali (2005), co-authored with Dr. Umelo Ojinmah). His review essays, academic articles and poems have been published in both local and international journals.
John Kinsella, Australia
John Kinsella born in 1963 in Perth, has studied at the University of WA and traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East the Asia, Editor of the poetry magazine Salt, he has published his own poetry in numerous periodicals and anthologies and in the collections Night Parrots (1989). The Book of Two Faces (1989), Eschatologies (1991) and Full Fathom Five (1993); SYZYGY, an experimental poem, was published separately in 1993. Kinsella also contributed , with Anthony Lawrence, to the volume Ultramarine (1991) and edited an anthology of verse from the magazine Salt, The Bird Catcher’s Song.
Most of her life, Anjana Basu has worked as an advertising copywriter. She also taught English Literature, briefly, in Calcutta University. She writes stories, newspaper features, and poetry. A book of Anjana’s short stories has been published by Orient Longman, India, and her poems have been featured in the anthology ‘In Her Own Voice,’ published by Penguin, India. Her work has also been published in many journals such as The Wolfhead Quarterly, The Amethyst Review, The Blue Moon Review, Kimera and Recursive Angel.
Sheela Upadhyaya, India
Sheela Upadhyaya is a reputed scholar of English and former Principal, Govt. College, Jalore. She taught at Govt. College, Ajmer. She has strong interest in “New Literatures”. She is on the Editorial Board of Lemuria.
Jenna Mead, Australia
Jenna Mead is a senior lecturer in English in the University of Tasmania. She is a renowned scholar of Chaucer and Elizabethan Literature and has a deep interest in Indian philosophy and yoga. She keeps visiting yoga ashrams at Pune quite frequently.
Geoff Page, Australia
Geoff Page is an Australian poet who has published sixteen collections of poetry as well as two novels; two verse novels and several other works including anthologies, translations and a biography of the jazz musician, Bernie McGann. He retired at the end of 2001 from being in charge of the English Department at Narrabundah College in the ACT, apposition he had held since 1974. He has won several awards, including that ACT Poetry Award, the Grace Leven Prize, the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Poetry and the 2001 Patrick White Literary Aware. He has also read his work and talked on Australian poetry in Switzerland, Norway, Sweden Britain, Italy, Singapore, Chine, the United States and New Zealand.
Jaydeep Sarangi, India
Jaydeep Sarangi teaches English in Sewa-Bharati Mahavidyalaya (Vidyasagar University), Kapgari, Dist-Midnapore West, West Bengal. He has edited a couple of critical books like Explorations in Australian Literature and Explorations in Indian English Poetry. Also, he is the editor of the research Journal—Seva Bharati Jouranal of English Studies.
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