photo by françois biajoux
Born in a warm corner of India, a lone child and brought up with his shadow mates, Kushal Poddar (1977- ), began writing verses at the age of six. He adopted his second tongue as the language to dream on. Widely published in several countries, prestigious anthologies included Men In The Company of Women, Penn International MK etc, and featured in various radio programs in Canada and USA and collaborated with photographers for an exhibition at Venice and with performers for several audio publications.
He is presently living at Kolkata, and writing poetry, fictions and scripts for short films when not engaged in his day job as a counsel/ lawyer in the High Court At Calcutta. He authored The Circus Came To My Island, and his forthcoming books are Kafka Dreamed Of Paprika, and A Place For Your Ghost Animals.
Kushal the poet