Vivek Narayanan is one of the best-known Indian poets writing in English. His books of poetry include Universal Beach
and Life and Times of Mr S
. He has been a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (2013–14) and a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library (2015–16). A full-length collection of his poems in Swedish translation was published in 2015 by the legendary Stockholm-based Wahlström & Widstrand. He is a member of Poetry Daily
’s new editorial board, where he selects poems and writes essays about contemporary world poetry. He has also been the co-editor of Almost Island
, an India-based international literary journal, forum, and publisher founded in 2007. He currently teaches Poetry and Creative Writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.