Bibhu Padhi

Bibhu Padhi

Bibhu Padhi's poems have been published in distinguished magazines throughout India, the UK, the USA and Canada. They have been included in numerous anthologies, most recently The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry. His ninth book of poems, Midnight Diary, is due out in April 2015. He lives with his family in Bhubaneswar, India.

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Bibhu Padhi


Our poetry co-editor, Chris LaMay-West, recently spoke with Bibhu Padhi, our Issue #9 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his personal struggles, some of his sources of inspiration, and his thoughts on being an Indian poet writing in English. …Read more

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Turning Forty

by Bibhu Padhi

I imagine a blue deeper than the sky,
despairing the Bay of Bengal’s
depth and nightly activity.

A child’s slim voice rises through
the sea’s midnight slush, echoing from
the distance of the years, and then is lost.

What distance of time comes in between…
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