Mohan Rana

Thursday 4 February, 2010 - 9pm

Delhi-born poet Mohan Rana reads from his selected works in Hindi. Mohan is one of the important poets writing in Hindi. He has published six collections of poems including is chhod par (2003), patthar ho jayegi nadi (2007), Dhup andhere mein (2008) and With Eyes Closed (2008), poems in English Translation.

'Amongst the new generation of Hindi poets, the poetry of Mohan Rana stands alone; it defies any categorisation. However, its refusal to fit any ideology doesn't mean that Mohan Rana's poetry shies away from thinking - but that it knows the difference between thinking in verse and thinking about poetry. For Mohan Rana the poetic process in itself is also thought process.' Poet and critic, Nandkishore Acharya

Mohan's work will be translated by the poet Bernard O'Donoghue, a noted contemporary Irish poet and academic, who will be performing along side Mohan. O'Donoghue has published poetry collections include Poaching Rights (1987), The Absent Signifier (1990), The Weakness (1991) and Gunpowder (1995) which won the Whitbread Prize for Poetry. Along with the British poet and translator David Constantine, O'Donoghue is an editor of the distinguished Oxford Poets imprint of Carcanet Press and is the senior member of the Oxford University Poetry Society.

In association with The Poetry Translation Centre.

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