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Indran Amirthanayagam is a multi-lingual poet with 13 books published to date. These include the Paterson Prize-winning The Elephants of Reckoning, The Splintered Face: Tsunami Poems, and Uncivil War. His latest in Spanish is Ventana Azul,in French Il n'est de solitude que l'ile lointaine, and in Haitian Creole, Pwezi a Kat Men (a dialog in poetry written with Alex LaGuerre). Amirthanayagam has received fellowships from the New York Council on the Arts, the U.S./Mexico Fund for Culture and the Macdowell Colony. His poem Juarez won the 2005 Juegos Florales of Guaymas, Sonora. Amirthanayagam's  Paolo 9, a suite of poems about footballer Paolo Guerrero and the Peruvian attempt to qualify for the World Cup, will be published by the end of 2018. Amirthanayagam has been invited to the Princeton Poetry Festival in October 2019. His Ventana Azul/Blue Window has been translated into English by Jennifer Rathbun and is under review with publishers.  His translations of Mexican poet Manuel Ulacia were included in Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry and in the forthcoming Fafnir's Heart: World Poetry in Translation. Amirthanayagam writes a blog on poetry and the arts at He tweets @indranmx. He is also found on FB.



2019 Events
Small Press Reading III