Biography of Kumar Vikram
Kumar Vikram writes poems in English and Hindi. He was recently invited by Sahitya Akademi (the prestigious Indian National Academy of Letters) to read his poems at its headquarters in New Delhi. His poems are known for inverted statements, lateral thinking, continued questioning of his own self and the way the society impinges on it, dramatic situations and sympathy for the marginalised. He consciously tries to be post-colonial in spirit by transcending the post-colonial muse.
Brought up at Muzaffarpur, Bihar, where his father was professor in English at Langat Singh College from where Prof Sinha retired as its Principal, Kumar Vikram is presently working in the Editorial Department (English) of National Book Trust, India- a multi-lingual major publishing house. His publications include 'Short Essays' (collection of Essays) , 'T S Eliot: An Intensive Study of Selected Poems' (Co-author with Prof Arun Kumar Sinha) .
Kumar Vikram's Works:
1. Short Essays (collection of Essays)
2. T S Eliot: An Intensive Study of Selected Poems (Co-author with Prof Arun Kumar Sinha)
Kumar Vikram Poems
Blessed are those who can carry on eloquently about how a dog crosses a street and how the cutlery looks graciously
King Of The Ephemera (Ode To Media)
On this perpetual stage of chaos actors come and dance deliver a line or two sometimes rehearsed
Moulded out of an element through a chilling process it dissolves gets melted down
When you blow off a candle with your casually or strongly exhaled breath many a time you will notice
The Middle Path
A cat jumped through the half-opened kitchen window, knocking down in the process, the steel-plate covering the milk in the pot.
The Futility Of Being A Spoilsport
Viewed from the windows of a fast-moving train, the cables of electricity and telephone
A Life Beyond Art
Images of joy sneak out rather apologetically from the drawings of dancing squirrels
A Man Inside The Tent
There is a man inside the tent erected some distance away from where we live. He lives there
Blessed are those
who can carry on eloquently
about how a dog crosses a street
and how the cutlery looks graciously
as it is placed on the table
or displayed in the showcase.
Certainly the privilege
of drawing little joys