Vijay Seshadri

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Poet, essayist, and critic Vijay Seshadri was born in India and came to the United States at the age of five. He earned a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Columbia University.

Seshadri is the author of Wild Kingdom (1996); The Long Meadow (2003), which won the James Laughlin Award; and 3 Sections (2013), which won the Pulitzer Prize in Po ...
Popular Poems
1.
Bright Copper Kettles
Dead friends coming back to life, dead family,
speaking languages living and dead, their minds retentive,
their five senses intact, their footprints like a butterfly's,
mercy shining from their comprehensive faces—
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2.
Imaginary Number
The mountain that remains when the universe is destroyed
is not big and is not small.
Big and small are
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3.
Life of Savage
I've been excited about him as an individual.
I've met him as a person, emerging from his own shadow.
Indeed it is remarkable.
Indeed it is to be remarked of my friend Savage that
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Sequence
1. HELL

You'd have to be as crazy as Dante to get those down,
the infernal hatreds.
Shoot them. Shoot them where they live
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5.
Three Persons
That slow person you left behind when, finally,
you mastered the world, and scaled the heights you now command,
where is he while you
walk around the shaved lawn in your plus fours,
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Nadia Umber Lodhi 07 October 2018
Sir you translated mirza Ghalib ghazal ?? ?? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ????
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