Joy Goswami

(10 November 1954 - / Kolkata / India)

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Joy Goswami is an Indian poet. Goswami writes in Bengali and is widely considered as one of the most important Bengali poets of his generation.

Biography

Joy was born in Kolkata. His family moved to Ranaghat, West Bengal shortly after and he has lived there ever since. Goswami was introduced to and encouraged with respect to poetry by his father, a well-known political worker in the area. He lost his father at the age of six, after which the family was sustained by his mother, a teacher. She died in 1984. Goswami's formal education stopped early, in grade eleven. By this time he was already writing poetry. After a long period of writing in little magazines and ... more »

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  • Bronze Star - 2,518 Points Sayeed Abubakar (10/26/2012 1:24:00 AM)

    Dear poet,
    From Bangladesh we nourish a good idea about your poems. Your name is very familiar here. But sorrowfully I have to say, here the translation of your poems presented in Poemhunter is really very weak. We do not consider you so weak as a poet.

  • Rookie - 183 Points Koena Mokoena (4/21/2012 4:05:00 AM)

    I believe each & everyone has hie or her own talent, hence i am a poet. A Bathroom Fairytale according to my own point of view it takes us back where we belong. The fact is i am talking from experience as i have been in a bath before. Your correspondence will be high; ly appreciated.

    Have a nice day!

  • Rookie - 183 Points Koena Mokoena (4/21/2012 4:04:00 AM)

    I believe each & everyone has hie or her own talent, hence i am a poet. A Bathroom Fairytale according to my own point of view it takes us back where we belong. The fact is i am talking from experience as i have been in a bath before. Your correspondence will be highly appreciated.

    Have a nice day!

  • Rookie - 183 Points Koena Mokoena (4/21/2012 4:04:00 AM)

    I believe each & everyone has hie or her own talent, hence i am a poet. A Bathroom Fairytale according to my own point of view it takes us back where we belong. The fact is i am talking from experience as i have been in a bath before. Your correspondence will be highly appreciated.

    Have a nice day!

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Best Poem of Joy Goswami

One Man

Suspicion comes and sits on his shoulder one morning,
Slowly with long, thin beak, it cleans his ear,
When his eye closed with pleasure--- suspicion--- with a tweet entered
into the hollow of his ear,
and he did not notice.

Since then always the sound of the bird beating its wings in his skull,
When he tried to hear someone instead he heard that sound,
When he looked in someone's eye he always saw the eye of the bird,
Waking up every morning he cut off one friendship,
In the night when he lay beside his sleeping wife, checking his own body
He wants to examine ...

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