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Name  Ram Singh
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Books  The River Returns

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Ram Krishna Singh is a reviewer, critic, and contemporary poet who writes in Indian English. Dr. Singh is the author of more than 160 research articles and 170 book reviews. His works have been anthologized in about 150 publications, while his editorial activities extend to include guest-editing of Language Forum, 1986, 1995, and Creative Forum, 1991, 1997, 1998, besides being co-editor of the latter publication from 1987-90, General Editor of Creative Forum New Poets Series, and service on the editorial boards of Canopy, Indian Book Chronicle, Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Reflections, Titiksha, International Journal of Translation, Poetcrit, Impressions of Eternity (ie), and SlugFest. He has evaluated about 40 PhD theses from various universities. He has also edited the ISM Newsletter for about five years. Also known as, R.K.Singh, he is a prominent name in the Indian English Haiku genre. With his haiku anthologies namely Every Stone Drop Pebble (1999), Peddling Dreams (English/Italian, 2003), The River Return (2006), Sense & Silence: Collected Poems (2010), New and Selected Poems: Tanka and Haiku (2012), and I Am No Jesus and Other Selected Poems: Tanka and Haiku (English/Crimean Tatar, 2014), has tried to concretize the haiku images of self-effacing nature; oriented haiku with subjective, surreal and mythic elements, the emergent social and political consciousness, validating and exemplifying haiku practices in India. His poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Romanian, Chinese, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Japanese, Bulgarian, German, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Crimean Tatar, Arabic, Farsi, Esperanto, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, and Bangla.

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Dr.Singh was born on 31 December 1950 in Varanasi, India. After earning a B.A in 1970, he gained his M.A. in English Literature from Banaras Hindu University in 1972, and his Ph.D. from Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, in 1981. He also obtained a Diploma in Russian in 1972. He started his career in journalism, as a Compilation Officer in the District Gazetteers Department, Lucknow, 1973, and a Journalist with the Press Trust of India, New Delhi, 1973-74. Changing to teaching he became a Lecturer at the Royal Bhutan Polytechnic, Deothang, Bhutan, 1974-76. Joining the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad as a Lecturer from 1976–83, he then rose to Assistant Professor in 1983. He has been Professor of English in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences since 1993.

His poems featured in the poetry anthology, The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India, featuring 151 Indian English poets, edited by Vivekanand Jha and published by Hidden Brook Press, Canada.

Awards and honors

In recognition of his achievements Professor Singh has received several awards and honours, among them:

  • Honorary Litt.D. from the World Academy of Arts and Culture, Taiwan, 1984;
  • Fellowship of the International Poets Academy, Madras, 1987;
  • Fellowship of the International Writers and Artists Association, U.S.A.1988;
  • Michael Madhusudan Award, Calcutta, 1994;
  • Poet of the Year Award for 1995 from the Canadian Alumni of the World University, Ontario, 1996;
  • Ritsumeikan University Peace Museum Award, Kyoto, 1999;
  • Certificate of Honour and Nyuusen Prize in Kumamoto International Kusamamoto Haiku Competition, Japan, 2000 and 2008;
  • Diploma of Author of the Year Award, Trento, Italy, 2002;
  • Ambassador-India, Poets of the World, Chile, 2008;
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Chennai, 2009;
  • Distinguished Membership of The International Association of Poets, Writers and Artists (IAPWA), Albania, 2012;
  • Prize of Korea Literature, Korea, 2013;
  • Special Award Diogen, 2013;
  • Nazar Look Prize for Poetry, Romania, 2013;
  • Nominated for XXXIX Pushcart Prize,2013, 2014;
  • Winner of Naji Naaman's Literary Prize for 2015
  • References

    Ram Krishna Singh Wikipedia


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