Sitakant Mahapatra

Sitakant Mahapatra is a major voice in Indian Poetry. His poems reveal a belief that poetry can create an alternate Reality where man can live simultaneously both in hope and history. He has a rare modern sensibility unalienated from classical Indian tradition and aesthetics. Recipient of many awards including BharatiyaJnanpith, KabirSamman and Sahitya Akademi, his anthologies have been published in all Indian languages and 13 non-Indian languages besides English.