[Reader-list] [Announcements] FULCRUM Anthology of South Asian English Poetry

Vivek Narayanan vivek at sarai.net
Wed Dec 7 15:19:03 IST 2005

Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics, Number Four, 
2005, edited by Philip Nikolayev and Katia Kapovich

540 pp., perfectbound


INDIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH (1951-2005), edited by Jeet Thayil, 
with photos by Madhu Kapparath. 300+ PAGES. By far the best 
and most informative anthology of its kind to date, it 
supercedes all earlier efforts of a similar nature, including 
past anthologies of Indian poetry in English published by 
Penguin and Oxford University Press. POETRY BY Nissim 
Ezekiel, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Srikanth Reddy, Sudesh 
Mishra, Mukta Sambrani, G. S. Sharat Chandra, Mamang Dai, 
Srinivas Rayaprol, K. Srilata, Tabish Khair, Vinay 
Dharwadker, Mani Rao, R. Parthasarathy, Vijay Nambisan, Vivek 
Narayanan, Manohar Shetty, H. Masud Taj, Ravi Shankar, Eunice 
de Souza, Saleem Peeradina, Smita Agarwal, Keki Daruwalla, 
Jeet Thayil, Jane Bhandari, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Anjum 
Hasan, Amit Chaudhuri, Gopi Kuttoor, Deepankar Khiwani, Leela 
Gandhi, Dom Moraes, Anand Thakore, Michelle Yasmine 
Valladares, Kersy Katrak, Debjani Chatterjee, Rukmini Bhaya 
Nair, Kamala Das, Menka Shivdasani, Gopal Honnalgere, Ruth 
Vanita, Gieve Patel, Melanie Silgardo, Dilip Chitre, Ranjit 
Hoskote, Mamta Kalia, Jayanta Mahapatra, Jerry Pinto, Adil 
Jussawalla, Lawrence Bantleman, E. V. Ramakrishnan, Sampurna 
Chattarji, Vijay Seshadri, Shanta Acharya, C. P. Surendran, 
K. Satchidanandan, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Arun Kolatkar. 
ESSAYS by Jeet Thayil, Bruce King, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

According to the critic Marjorie Perloff, "One of the 
liveliest, most challenging poetry journals now on the 
market, FULCRUM is notable for its non-sectarianism, its free-
wheeling, wide-ranging presentation of different poetries, 
candid interviews, and unusual critical prose. The anthology 
of Indian Poetry in English in #4 is especially notable."


CONTRIBUTIONS BY Billy Collins, X.J. Kennedy, David Lehman, 
Paul Muldoon, W. N. Herbert, Simon Armitage, Glyn Maxwell, 
Michael Palmer, Charles Bernstein, Lyn Hejinian, John 
Tranter, Marjorie Perloff, Eliot Weinberger, James Wood, John 
Kinsella, Ed Dorn and many more

Poetry and Truth: nineteen leading poets and critics respond 
to Fulcrum’s questionnaire regarding the nature of poetry 
(What is and what isn't poetry? What is the most important 
poetry? What is the relationship between poetry and truth? 
How does poetry relate to the human condition? Can there be a 
meaningful philosophy of poetry? Does the fundamental nature 
of poetry change over time? Is there one "poetry" or are 
there "poetries"? What makes a genuinely great poem? What is 
the relationship between tradition and innovation in poetry? 
Is a particular poetic method ("lyricist," "formalist," "free 
verse," "experimental," etc.) preferable? Are there deep 
associations between poetics and politics? What fundamental 
misconceptions about poetry annoy you most?) + six essays

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