Born in California in 1956, David Raphael Israel attended a small Quaker school, writing poetry from a young age. He studied classical Chinese (UC Berkeley), then pursued journalism vis-à-vis music & other arts, writing & editing for EAR Magazine (NYC) in the late 1980s. His articles, reviews & interviews have appeared in periodicals including the Daily Californian, East Bay Express, Soma Magazine, Asiaweek, India Abroad, India Currents, Bansuri [music journal of Calgary] & The New Art Examiner; & he authored a monograph, Song Yonghong: The Bath of Consolation (Other Shore Arts, 2001). David also translates poetry, principally from classical Chinese; he’s dabbled in study of Italian, Hindi, Sanskrit & Farsi.
TBR showcases the most interesting Poetry Books by Indian poets from 2023
As we begin a new year, TBR takes a look at some of the most interesting books published by Indian poets. These are original works, and each work is fresh and carries poems that have something new, something old, something interesting to say.
Seven Dalit Poets Speak their Mind through their Poems Curated by Dr. Abhijit Khandkar
Dr. Abhijit Khandkar, a dalit poet and doctor by profession curates the works of seven contemporary dalit poets, who speak about various issues that concern their lives and as a result reflect in their writings. To be able to recognise, participate and understand such poetry is going back to the very roots of our culture, our angst and all that encompasses our literature.