Robin S Ngangom was born in Imphal, Manipur, “the forgotten theatre of World War II”, in 1959. After finishing school in Imphal, he studied literature in St. Edmund’s College, Shillong, and in the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, where he teaches at present. He has published three books of poetry, Words and the Silence (Writers Workshop), Time’s Crossroads (Orient Longman), and The Desire of Roots (Chandrabhaga). A bilingual poet and translator, his poems and translations have appeared in literary journals and anthologies such as The New Statesman (London), Verse (Georgia), Planet: The Welsh Internationalist (Ceredigion), The Literary Review (New Jersey), KavyaBharati (Madurai), Chandrabhaga (Cuttack), Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi), Poetry International Web (Rotterdam), Confronting Love: Poems (Penguin Books India), Khasia inGwalia (Alun Books, Wales), and Dancing Earth: An Anthology of Poetry from North-East India (Penguin Books India). He received the UdayaBharati National Award for poetry in 1994, and the Katha Translation Prize in 1999.