Abhay K

Abhay K is an Indian poet-diplomat and author of two memoirs and six poetry collections including The Seduction of Delhi. His poems have appeared in several literary journals across the world. He received the SAARC Literary Award 2013 and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2013. He has also featured in Forbes India‘s Celebrity Authors list 2014. His Earth Anthem has been translated into twenty-six languages. He has a certificate in poetry writing from International Writing Programme, the University of Iowa. He is the editor of the poetry anthology Capitals and has just edited an anthology of contemporary Indian poetry in English.

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Erin Post interviews
Abhay K


Our poetry co-editor Erin Post recently had this exchange with Abhay K, our Issue #17 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the connection between his work as a diplomat and a poet, some of the projects he has worked on in the past, and what he is working on now… Read more

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1. Siddhartha

By Abhay K

I must have been cruel

to turn my face from my young wife

my newborn

longing for my lullabies.

I secretly fled at night

without goodbyes

riding my beloved horse the night through

who died exhausted at dawn.
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