K.K.Srivastava, born in 1960 in Gorakhpur, U.P. did his M.A in Economics in 1980 from Gorakhpur University. He joined Indian Audit & Accounts Service in 1983. He is posted as Chief Auditor, New Delhi Municipal Council, New Delhi. He has two volumes of books of poems to his credit. Ineluctable Stillness (2005) and An Armless Hand Writes (2008).
His books have been reviewed in newspapers like Hindustan Times, Pioneer, Tribune on Sunday etc. Bernard M. Jackson, a prominent poet from U.K and adviser to Norfolk poets, in his review of Ineluctable Stillness, described Srivastava’s poems as “work of a perfectionist in his natural element’ and compared Srivastava’s poems with those of T.S. Eliot. Dr Stephen Gill, Canada based poet has called Srivastava a “thinker” and praised symbolic nature of his poems. Pioneer compared An Armless Hand Writes with Eliot’s The Waste Land. Dr Kurt F Savtek, a poet and several times Noble Prize nominee for literature from Austria while reviewing the book for Poetcrit (ISSN 0970 2830) Vol XXII January 2009 No 1 writes about An Armless Hand Writes, “The book contains a whole host of life impressions offered with deep wisdom and truth and with the look on essential things-touching and thought provoking. All on a high linguistic level….” Teresinka Pereira, President of IWA based in Ohio, USA described Srivastava poetry “very excellent.” Jayanta Mahapatra, celebrated Indian poet described poems in An Armless Hand Writes as ‘deep and moving.” Sunday Tribune, despite noticing both “erudition” and “credence” in Srivastava’s poems described An Armless Hand Writes as “cold philosophy”. In a review of his book Ineluctable Stillness in Hindustan Times, it was mentioned that, “He is not a genteel poet, he is a disturbing poet, intent on unraveling the human mind of it’s false preconceptions, of it’s delusive hypocrisy masked as genuine emotions.” Likewise, Bernard Jackson says of An Armless Hand Writes in ezine, eTIPS issued from London , “ Srivastava like a virtual Sophoclesian Tiresius of the more modern, decadent world to which he clings (and yet does not entirely belong) comments incisively on the self-centered facades masking the shell of an empty and purposeful society.” Srivastava, was conferred the membership of IWA (International Writers and Artists Association) Ohio, U.S.A (recognized by UNESCO) in March 2009 for what IWA cited as, “his distinguished literary, intellectual, artistic and humanistic contributions”.
Srivastava’s literary articles on Firaq Gorakhpuri, famous Urdu poet have appeared in Glimpses, an anthology brought out by Dr Stephen Gill from Canada and Pakistan Christian post. His poems are included in Norfolk Poets And Writers’s Winter In The Wild North, an anthology of poems edited by London based poet Wendy Webb (2009).
His above books have been selected for discussion in an international seminar to be held at Albania in April 2010.
His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org