Subodh Sarkar is a Bengali poet, writer and editor, was born in Krishnanagar in Nadia District of West Bengal, India.
Subodh Sarkar is a reader in English literature at City College, Kolkata. His first book of poems was published in the late 1970s, and now he has 26 books to his credit – 20 of poems, two of translations and one travelogue on America. His poems have been translated into English, French and several Indian languages and published in several journals and anthologies. Sarkar is the editor of Bhashanagar, a Bangla culture magazine with occasional English issues. In 2010 he was appointed as the guest editor of Indian Literature, the flagship ... more »
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Marilyn Monroe In Sealdah
With full stomachs and hungry stomachs and wearing shoes and in
Bare feet those who come
They are Lalgola, they are Ranaghat, they are Barasat
Every day, every month.
They are from Bengal, through the ages they are fathers, uncles
They usher in victory in votes
They are primary, they are total failures, they are MA, BA
They run, after they get off the trains.
They are action, they are revolution, they smoke bidis
The train stops in the ricefield
The ricefield is locked, the house opens up, who wants to go
Home in the dawn.
Full stomach, hungry ...