Indran Amirthanayagam writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. He has published sixteen poetry collections, including Coconuts on Mars, En busca de posada (Editorial Apogeo, Lima, 2019), and Paolo 9 (Manofalsa, Lima, 2019). The Elephants of Reckoning (Hanging Loose Press, NY, 1993) won the 1994 Paterson Prize in the United States. He is on the Board of Directors of DC-ALT, an association of literary translators. He writes a weekly column featuring poems for the newspaper Haiti en Marche. Amirthanayagam is a past recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The US/Mexico Fund for Culture, and the Macdowell Colony. Visit here for more on Indran.
Content by Indran Amirthanayagam
Oarsman, Rio de la Plata
BY Indran Amirthanayagam
There’s nothing new under the Golden Star. If you did not exist
in my space/time coordinates, I would have invented you, spirited
from that Sunday afternoon in the Zócalo when you sang
your poems and I caught you afterwards at the lip of the stage