Vidyan Ravinthiran


Vidyan Ravinthiran is an associate professor of English literature at Harvard University. He’s the author of two books of verse: Grun-tu-molani (2014), which was shortlisted for several first collection awards, and The Million-Petalled Flower of Being Here (2019), which won a Northern Writers Award and was shortlisted for the Forward and the TS Eliot prizes. His first monograph, Elizabeth Bishop’s Prosaic (2015), won both the University English Prize and the Warren-Brooks Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism.



PoetryTsunami-hit, shoved over at a tilt, they’ve left the bashed old kovil’s god-thronged tower standing, tallish, beyond the new one built to face, this time, becalm, the ocean’s power…

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