Seshadri is the author of Wild Kingdom (1996); The Long Meadow (2003), which won the James Laughlin Award; and 3 Sections (2013), which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. The Pulitzer committee described the book as “a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless.”
Seshadri has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NEA, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has worked as an editor at the New Yorker and has taught at Bennington College and Sarah Lawrence College, where he currently directs the graduate non-fiction writing program.
Poems By VIJAY SESHADRI
Translated By Vijay Seshadri
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Not Coming in from the Cold
Vijay Seshadri warms to Mark Strand's wintry poem "The Idea."
The Possibility of an Answer
The editors talk to Linda Gregerson, Tom Pickard, and Vijay Seshadri about their poems from the Q & A issue.
VideoNewsHour Poetry Series
- Vijay Seshadri on seeing the big picture with poetry
Pulitzer-winning poet Vijay Seshadri finds inspiration all around him and fuses the fantastic with the everyday.