Subodh Sarkar (India)
Subodh Sarkar, born in 1958, is a noted Indian Bengali poet, editor, essayist and translator. He is currently Associate Professor in English at City College, Calcutta University.
He is a recipient of the Central Sahitya Academy Award for his collection of poems,`Dwaipayan Drader Dhare`( By the side of Lake Dwaipayan) for 2013. He has participated in International readings in France, Greece, USA, Taiwan,Canada , Russia, Check Republic and India. Edited and Guest-edited `Indian Literature`, Sahitya Academy`s flagship journal.
He has interviewed major international poets including Allen Ginsberg at New York, British poet Sir Stephen Spender, Chilean poet Nicanore Parra and the first black male American Pulitzer prize winner poet, Yusuf Komunyakaa.
He is the recipient of Bangabhushan from the Govt. of West Bengal, 2015.D.Lit (Honoris Causa) from Gourbanga University and Vidyasagar University, W.Bengal, Gangadhar Meher National Award for poetry 2015 from Sambalpur University, and Fulbright Fellowship for 2016-2017. Participated in the International Writing Programme , IWP and taught post colonial literature in the department of English , University of Iowa. He is now the president of Paschimbanga Kobita Academy, the first of its kind in the country.