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Birthplace
India
Residence
India
Identities
India
DOB
1951
Gender
Male

Bibhu Padhi

Bibhu Padhi was born in 1951 in the ancient town of Cuttack in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, and he has lived there ever since. He was educated at the Ravenshaw Collegiate school, Ranihat High School, and Ravenshaw College. He works as a senior lecturer at Ravenshaw college. He is married with two sons.

"He started writing seriously around 1975 and began having poems published in all the major Indian literary journals, Debonair, The Illustrated Weekly, Imprint, Indian Literature and Quest. Outside India, his poems have been published in, amongst others, Encounter, Orbis, Outposts, New Letters, Southwest Review and The Toronto South Asian Review. A selection appeared in New Voices: Eight Contemporary Poets (Anvil Press, 1990). He has edited a number of poetry anthologies and is a Counsellor in Creative Writing with the Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi. His critical writing, on D.H. Lawrence and Indian Philosophy and Religion: A Reader’s Guide (co-written with his wife), has been published in the USA.

His own first collection, Going to the Temple (1988) was published to considerable acclaim from, among others, James Kirkup, X.J. Kennedy, Tess Gallagher, James Merrill, William Stafford and Richard Wilbur. Lines from a Legend, which brings alive the world of Cuttack, was published by Peepal Tree in 1993."

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