Biography of R.K. Singh
Brought up and educated in Varanasi, India I am a university professor teaching English language skills to students of earth and mineral sciences. I have authored over 160 research articles and 170 book reviews in journals in all over the world.
I have been writing poems in English for over three decades now and am widely anthologised and published in various journals and ezines.
A book on my poetry, NEW INDIAN ENGLISH POETRY: AN ALTERNATIVE VOICE: R.K.SINGH (ed: I.K.Sharma) appeared in 2004.
My latest book, VOICES OF THE PRESENT (2006) is a collection of critical essays on some Indian English poets, while THE RIVER RETURNS (2006) is a collection of my tanka and haiku. SEXLESS SOLITUDE AND OTHER POEMS(2009) is my newest poetry collection.
I am married and have two children, one son and one daughter.
I am at present Professor & Head, Dept of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004 India
R.K. Singh's Works:
Have published 37 books, including Savitri: A Spiritual Epic (1984) , Sound and Silence (1986) , Indian English Writing: 1981-1985: Experiments with Expression (1987, rept 1991) , Using English in Science and Technology (1988, rept 2000) , Recent Indian English Poets: Expressions and Beliefs (1992) , Anger in Action: Explorations of Anger in Indian Writing in English (1997) , My Silence and Other Selected Poems: 1974-1994 (1996) , Above the Earth's Green (1997) , Psychic Knot: Search for Tolerance in Indian English Fiction (1998) , New Zealand Literature: Some Recent Trends (1998) , Every Stone Drop Pebble (jointly with Catherine Mair and Patricia Prime,1999) , Cover to Cover (jointly with U.S. Bahri,2002) , Pacem in Terris (jointly with Myriam Pierri and Giovanni Campisi,2003) , Communication in English: Grammar and Composition (2004) , Sri Aurobindo's Savitri: Essays in Love, Life and Death (2005) , Teaching English for Specific Purposes: An Evolving Experience (2005) , The River Returns (2006) , Voices of the Present: Critical Essays on Some Indian English Poets (2006) , English as a Second Language: Experience into Essays (2007) , English Language Teaching: Some Aspects Recollected (2008) , Sexless Solitude and Other Poems (2009) , and New and Selected Poems Tanka and Haiku (2012) .
When gods are out to teach me a lesson
where to go to pray or find relief?
my prophet friend predicts each day good
and the future fulfilling, the palmists find
the sun, saturn, venus, and rahu hostile
they seek money for rituals, stones, or mantras
while God gives us the best in life gratis