Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Friday, May 1, 1998
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:00pm

Vijay Seshadri

Vijay Seshadri was born in India and came to the United States in 1959, at the age of five. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and has lived in many parts of the country, including the Northwest, where he spent five years working in the fishing industry, and the Upper West Side, where he was a sometime graduate student in Columbia’s Ph.D. program in Middle Eastern Languages and Literature. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in AGNI, Antaeus, Boulevard, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Shenandoah, The Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, Verse, and Western Humanities Review. A collection of his poetry, Wild Kingdom, was published in the spring of 1996 by Graywolf Press. He currently makes his home in Brooklyn, with his wife and son.