Vijay Seshadri

2 months ago by in Poetry, Saturday

Vijay Seshadri by Beowulf SheehanVijay Seshadri is the author of three collections of poetry, including 3 Sections, which was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. [2:00 Saturday, UU North Chapel] The Pulitzer Prize committee praised 3 Sections 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.” His other collections include The Long Meadow, which won the James Laughlin Award, and Wild Kingdom. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in AGNI, American Scholar, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Threepenny Review, and in many anthologies including Best American Poetry.

Born in Bangalore, India, in 1954, Seshadri came to America at the age of five. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where his father taught chemistry at Ohio State University, and has lived in many parts of the country. He currently teaches prose and nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.