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Sudeep Sen
Poet, Translator, Artist, and Editor

Poet, translator, artist, and editor Sudeep Sen studied English literature at the University of Delhi and was an Inlaks Scholar at Columbia University, where he earned an MS in journalism. Recognized as one of India’s finest younger poets, Sen has published more than a dozen collections of poetry, including The Lunar Visitations (1990), Postmarked India: New and Selected Poems (1997), Lines of Desire (2000), Distracted Geographies (2003), Rain (2005), and Aria (2011), winner of the A.K. Ramanujan Translation Award. His recent collections of poetry include Incarnat Incarnadine (2017) and, with Setsuko Klossowska de Rola and Homa Arzhangi, Path to Inspiration (2017). His collections of prose include Postcards from Bangladesh (2002), which won the UPL Excellence Award, BodyText: Dramatic Monologues in Motion (2009), and EroText (2016), winner of the Global Literary Festival Award for Literary Excellence.

Sen has translated poetry and worked as an editor on many anthologiesHe is the editorial director of Aark Arts and editor of Atlas, a journal of new writing and art. As a photographer and graphic artist, Sen's work is part of many professional print portfolios, magazine and newspaper pieces, book jacket covers, and private collections. He has also published two books of photography, Prayer Flag and Postcards from Bangladesh.

Sen is the first Asian to be honoured with an invitation to participate at the 2013 Nobel Laureate Week in St. Lucia, where he delivered the Derek Walcott Lecture and read his own poetry. Sen’s numerous honors and awards include fellowships from Hawthornden, Bread Loaf, Pleiades, Ledig House, and the Dutch Foundation for Literature. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and an international writer-in-residence at the Scottish Poetry Library.