06-Apr-2017 08:18 PM
Anamika is a writer, translator, teacher and reviewer of poetry. She teaches English literature at Satyawati College, University of Delhi, and has done her doctorate on Donne Criticism. She has published widely on feminist poetics, contemporary poetry and gender issues in books on feminist discourse such as Kingfishers Catch Fire (Research and Publishing House, New Delhi, 2007); American Women Poets: Their Treatment of Love and War (Anamika Publications, New Delhi, 2000); Streetewa ka Manchitra ( Saransh Publications, New Delhi, 1999); Man Manjne ki Zaroorat (Samyik, 2006); and Patthar jo Pani Peeta Hai (Prakashan Sansthan, 2006). Her first two poetry collections, both of which are out of print now, were called Hanging Prisons and Ghalat Pate ki Chitthi, respectively. Later poetry collections included Beejakshar (Radha Krishna, 1989), Anushtup (Kitab Khar, 1995), Khurduri Hathlliyan (Radha Krishna, 2005), Kavita mein Aurat (Itihaasbodh, 2004) and Doob-Dhan (Bhartiya Jnanpeetha, 2007). In addition to the above she has also edited and translated two volumes of feminist poetry for Intihasbodh and Sahitya Akademi; has translated a volume of Rilke’s poetry for Sahitya Akademi; and a volume of Les Murray’s poems for Katha. Ms.Anamika writes a column in Jansatta, and is also a trained Kathak dancer. She is a recipient of several national awards including the Rashtrabhasha Parishad Award (1986), the Bharatbhushan Agrawal Puraskar (1995), the Sahityakaar Samman (1996), the Sahityasetu Samman (2000), the Raza Foundation Award (2004), and the Kriti Samman (2005), amongst others. Anamika lives and works in Delhi.