Sujata Bhatt was born in Ahmedabad, India, in 1956. She grew up in Pune, India, and in the United States. She received her MFA from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, and now lives in Germany with her husband and daughter. She is the recipient of various awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) and the Cholmondeley Award.
Many of Bhatt's poems have themes of love and violence. She explores issues such as racism and the interaction between Asian, European, and North American culture. Michael Schmidt observed that her "free verse is fast-moving, urgent with narratives, softly spoken. Her cadence is natural, her diction undecorated. Bhatt now lives in Bremen Germany with her husband, German writer Michael Augustine, and daughter
* 1988 Bruzinem Carcanet Press
* 1991 Monkey Shadows Carcanet Press
* 1995 The Stinking Rose Carcanet Press
* 1997 Point No Point. Carcanet Press
* 2000: Augatora. Carcanet Press
* 2002: The Colour of Solitude (Second edition). Carcanet Press
* 2008: Pure Lizard. Carcanet Press
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
Born at Stratford, Essex, England, on July 28, 1844, Gerard Manley Hopkins is regarded as one the Victorian era's greatest poets. He was raised in a prosperous and artistic family. He attended Balliol College, Oxford, in 1863, where he studied Classics.
Curnow was born in Timaru in 1911, and educated at Christchurch Boys' High School, Canterbury and Auckland universities, and St John's Theological College. He planned to follow his father into the Anglican clergy, but abandoned that ambition in the early 1930s. Drawn increasingly to poetry, he pursued a career in journalism to support his vocation of creative writer. He established himself at the Press newspaper in Christchurch.