G. S. Sharat Chandra
G. S. Sharat Chandra Poems
- Brother Last night I arrived a few minutes ...
- After The Earthquake In India It's a habit by now ...
- The Absent Bells do not ring when our names are called,
- Valley Of The Crows, India At the sudden edge where the ...
- Morning Song To turn the lamp on, let it capture the ...
- Sraddha A Hindu ceremony where crow believed to be ...
- Stillness The hours, sullen goats grazing on emptiness ...
G.S. Sharat Chandra was an internationally acclaimed author of both poetry and fiction. Much of his work touches on the deep emotions of the Indian/American immigrant.
Indian-born Chandra received a law degree in India but came to the United States in the 1960s to become a writer. He received his Masters of Fine Arts form the Iowa Writers Workshop. For most of his career, Chandra taught at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as a professor of Creative Writing and English (1983–2000). His most famous work, Family of Mirrors, was a 1993 Pulitzer Prize nominee for poetry. Author of ten books, including translations from Sanskrit and English into the Indian language Kannada, a ... more »
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Last night I arrived
a few minutes
before the storm,
on the lake the waves slow,
a gray froth cresting.
Again and again the computer voice said
you were disconnected
while the wind rattled
the motel sign outside my room
its nightlong arctic howl,
like an orphan moaning in sleep
for words in the ceaseless
pelting of sleet,
the night falling
to hold a truce with the dark
In the Botticellian stillness
of a clear dawn I drove
by the backroads to your house, ...