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Jayanta Mahapatra


 

 

Jayanta Mahapatrawas Trained As A Physicist And Has Spent Almost His Entire Life In The Coastal Town Of Cuttack In India. He Began Writing Poetry When He Was Into His 40s. The Publication Of His First Book Of Poems, Svayamvara And Other Poems, In 1971 Was Followed By The Publication Of Close The Sky Ten By Ten.

He Has Authored Several Books Of Poetry, Both In English And In His Native Odia, Including Most Recently The Lie Of Dawns Poems 1974-2008 (Authorspress, 2009), And A Small Memory (Bijayini, 2011). He Is Also A Distinguished Editor And Has Been Bringing Out, For Many Years, A Literary Magazine, Chandrabhaga, From Cuttack.

Mahapatra Has Been The Recipient Of India’s National Academy Of Letters Award For His Long Poem, Relationship In 1981. He Is Also A Recipient Of The Jacob Glatstein Award Conferred By Poetry Magazine, Chicago. He Was Also Awarded The Allen Tate Poetry Prize For 2009 From The Sewanee Review, Sewanee, USA. He Received The SAARC Literary Award, New Delhi, 2009.

He Was Conferred The Padma Shri In 2009 By The President Of India And Was Awarded An Honourary Doctorate By Ravenshaw University On 2 May 2009. He Was Also Awarded Litt.D. Degree By Utkal University In 2006.


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