MENU

Author: Indran Amirthanayagam

Indran Amirthanayagam writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. He has published over twenty books of poetry, including BLUE WINDOW (translated by Jennifer Rathbun), THE MIGRANT STATES, Coconuts on Mars, THE ELEPHANTS OF RECKONING (winner 1994 Paterson Poetry Prize), UNCIVIL WAR, and THE SPLINTERED FACE: TSUNAMI POEMS. In music, he recorded Rankont Dout. He edits the Beltway Poetry Quarterly; curates www.ablucionistas.com; co-directs Poets & Writers Studio International; writes a weekly poem for Haiti en Marche and El Acento; and hosts The Poetry Channel. He has received fellowships from the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The US/Mexico Fund for Culture, and the Macdowell Colony. He is a 2021 Emergent Seed grant winner.

Blue Window (Ventana Azul)
Add to Shopping Cart 9781944884925
33 Currently In Stock PAPERBACK $19.95 7/25/2021

Blue Window (Ventana Azul)

Dialogos / Lavender Ink

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. African & African American Studies. Latinx Studies. Translated by Jennifer Rathbun. BLUE WINDOW (VENTANA AZUL) captures modern love in all of its contradictory emotions, expressed online, face to face, and in ...

Learn More...

The Elephants of Reckoning
Add to Shopping Cart 0914610724
0 Currently In Stock PAPERBACK $17.00 2/1/1993

The Elephants of Reckoning

Hanging Loose Press

Poetry. South Asia Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. Winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. "One of the purest lyric poems I've come upon in years... His book is a joy."—Stephen Dunn

Learn More...

The Elephants of Reckoning
Add to Shopping Cart 0914610732
4 Currently In Stock CLOTH $27.00 2/1/1993

The Elephants of Reckoning

Hanging Loose Press

Poetry. South Asia Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. Winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. "One of the purest lyric poems I've come upon in years... His book is a joy."—Stephen Dunn

Learn More...

The Migrant States
Add to Shopping Cart 9781934909638
0 Currently In Stock PAPERBACK $18.00 7/15/2020

The Migrant States

Hanging Loose Press

Poetry. "A master storyteller representing the high tradition of poetry with dignity and conviction throughout this powerful collection."—Grace Cavalieri

Learn More...

THE SPLINTERED FACE: STSUNAMI POEMS
Add to Shopping Cart 9781931236836
6 Currently In Stock CLOTH $26.00 4/1/2008

THE SPLINTERED FACE: STSUNAMI POEMS

Hanging Loose Press

Poetry. "These poems both about those who died in, and those who survived, the Tsunami of 2004 memorialize with anger and beauty one of the most devastating tragedies of our time. In its largeness of heart, bold artistry, and admirable desire to bea...

Learn More...

THE SPLINTERED FACE: TSUNAMI POEMS
Add to Shopping Cart 9781931236829
9 Currently In Stock PAPERBACK $16.00 4/1/2008

THE SPLINTERED FACE: TSUNAMI POEMS

Hanging Loose Press

Poetry. "These poems both about those who died in, and those who survived, the Tsunami of 2004 memorialize with anger and beauty one of the most devastating tragedies of our time. In its largeness of heart, bold artistry, and admirable desire to bea...

Learn More...

Ten Thousand Steps Against the Tyrant
Add to Shopping Cart 9781937968984
10 Currently In Stock PAPERBACK $19.95 2/1/2022

Ten Thousand Steps Against the Tyrant

Broadstone Books

There's an adage that journalism is the first draft of history, but for the flesh-and-blood truth of lived experience, the "news that stays news" has always been poetry. And perhaps no poet is better situated to write of the tumultuous events of the...

Learn More...

Uncivil War
Add to Shopping Cart 9781927494233
10 Currently In Stock PAPERBACK $24.95 6/30/2013

Uncivil War

Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers

Poetry. South Asia Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. Passionate, committed, and deeply humane, these poems bear witness with unflinching honesty to the horrific violence of the Sri Lankan civil war.

Learn More...

 
Sign up for SPD e-newsletters