Short Prayer

Vivek Narayanan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Short Prayer

Pub Date: April 2012

ISBN: 9789629965181

34 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $5.00

Short Prayer

Vivek Narayanan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Drawn from Hong Kong International Poetry Nights 2011, Short Prayer is a chapbook of poetry by Vivek Narayanan, accompanied by English and Chinese translations. Short Prayer is also available along with the works of other internationally renowned poets in Words and the World (Twenty-volume Set). Selected poems from this volume are featured in the anthology Words and the World: International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong.

About the Author

Vivek Narayanan was born in Ranchi, India in 1972 to Tamil-speaking parents. He has lived, worked and studied in a number of countries, including Zambia, India, South Africa, and the U.S. His books of poetry include Universal Beach (2006) and the forthcoming Mr. Subramanian; his poetry and prose can be found widely online and in print, including in some recent anthologies like The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poetry (Bloodaxe, 2008), and Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2008). In addition to publishing, Narayanan also explores different approaches to reading and performing; he has tried to fuse poetry with other forms in a series of collaborations, experimenting with technology, physical space, movement, site-specific poetry and audience interaction. Narayanan is currently based in New Delhi, where he is Co-Editor for the India-based international journal and literary organisation Almost Island.