Biography of Sankar Roy
Sankar Roy, originally from India, is an engineer, MBA, poet, translator, essayist and multimedia artist living near Pittsburgh, PA. He is a winner of PEN USA Emerging Voices, author of two chapbooks of poetry from Pudding House– Moon Country (2006) and The House My Father Could Not Build (forthcoming,2007) . He is an associate editor of international poetry anthology, Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami (Rupa Publication, India and Bayeux Arts, Canada) . Sankar's poems have appeared or forthcoming in over thirty literary journals including Bitter Oleander, Crab Orchard Review, Harpur Palate, Icon, Runes, Rhino and Poetry Magazine. His recent project is creating a multimedia website (www.writersalliance.net) against the genocide in Darfur. He is a co-founder of Poets for Humanity.
Sankar Roy's Works:
Moon Country (Pudding House)
The House My Father Could Not Build (Pudding House)
Only the Sea Keeps (Rupa Publications India, Bayeux Arts Canada)
Sankar Roy Poems
In Search Of My New Country
I look for you in the miasma of the wild thicket. In the gentle tap
Girls Of This Planet Are Like Jazz Music...
While tapping spoons inside the emptied teacups, they share stories from their extraterrestrial lives.
Be Patient, Don’t Try To Open Your Eyes
in a hurry. First, let me remove the bandages. Let me wipe the eyelids with a soft cloth.