The London Magazine is pleased to invite you to the UK launch of Fractals, the new collection from Sudeep Sen, published by TLM Editions. This event will be held at Library, London WC2N 4BD at 7pm on Tuesday 7th June. This is a free event but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
‘In Fractals, Sudeep Sen has created an impressively unified account of his long-term engagement with poetry as fusion of both passion and precision. Sen’s international poetic reputation is founded on his distinct blend of personal, meditative lyricism with camera-sharp imagery and contemporary allusion. A vividly-focused, confident, comprehensive collection.’ — Jane Draycott
‘Sudeep Sen has a sharp eye for the irregularities of the global landscape — these are the “fractals” of his title. What is most remarkable is an unusual directness of expression which gives immediacy to his many experiments with form.’ — Elaine Feinstein
‘Sudeep Sen’s poems are a present which bring — like all true poetry — so much companionship’ — John Berger
‘A rich, fluent, cosmopolitan voice’. — Peter Bradshaw, London Evening Standard
Sudeep Sen’s prize-winning books include Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins), Rain, Aria (A. K. Ramanujan Translation Award), The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (editor), Fractals: New & Selected Poems | Translations 1980-2015 (London Magazine Editions) and EroText (Vintage: Penguin Random House). Blue Nude: New Poems & Ekphrasis (Jorge Zalamea International Poetry Prize) is forthcoming.
Sen’s works have been translated into over 25 languages. His words have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Telegraph, Financial Times, Herald, Poetry Review, Literary Review, Harvard Review, Hindu, Hindustan Times, Times of India, Indian Express, Outlook, India Today, and broadcast on BBC, PBS, CNN, IBN, NDTV & Doordarshan. Sen’s newer work appears in New Writing 15 (Granta), Language for a New Century (Norton), Leela: An Erotic Play of Verse and Art (Collins), Indian Love Poems (Knopf/Random House/Everyman), Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe), and Initiate: Oxford New Writing (Blackwell). He is the editorial director of AARK ARTS and the editor of Atlas.
Sen is the first Asian honoured to speak and read at the Nobel Laureate Week. The Government of India awarded him the senior fellowship for “outstanding persons in the field of culture/literature.”