Amarjit Chandan

/Great Britain, 1946
Amarjit Chandan

Amarjit Chandan (1946, Nairobi Kenya) lives and works in London. He has published six collections of poetry, and five books of essays in Punjabi. Bi-lingual collection Sonata for Four Hands prefaced by John Berger (Arc, 2010). Next collection Suchness (Arc) is due later this year.

He has edited and translated over thirty anthologies of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction by, among others, Brecht, Neruda, Ritsos, Hikmet, Vallejo, Cardenal and John Berger in Punjabi.

Chandan was one of the ten British poets selected by Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate, for the National Poetry Day in 2001, and has participated in the Alderburgh, Ledbury, King’s Lynn and Winchester poetry festivals and Poetry Parnassus, gathering of the world’s poets in London in July 2012.

Poems


/ GUNACHAUR


/ MAPPING MEMORIES


/ The Book


/ The Paper


/ To Father


/ UNCLE MOHAN SINGH


/ UNTITLED


/ WEAR ME


/ WHO KNOWS