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Poet, short story writer, professor of English

Background Information

I have written poems off and on since I was eighteen. More off than on. After leaving Bangladesh at age 25, I stopped writing for a number of years because I was pursuing a Ph. D. in English, I could not make an easy transition to imaginative writing in English. Wrote and published a number of short stories in the 1990's and abandoned an attempted novel after about one hundred pages. Lately, I have gone back to wrting poems in which I explore my own sense of rootlessness, bewilderment, love, nostalgia, and ways of making a home in the world around us, wherever we are.

Influences are a legion and not just literary. In fact, when I write, I am more often impelled by a musical sensibility (of the Ragas). Favorite poets and writers are Pound, Olson, Plath, Woolf, Tagore, Shakespeare, Rilke, and countless others.


Birth Place
Chittagong,  Bangladesh

Ph. D. in English 1982
John Rice Diversity Award 2003
Hayward Award for Teaching Excellence 2006

Additional Information

Poetry collection: The Womb of Memory, World Parade Books

Contact Information
Golden West College
15744 Golden West Street P. O. Box 2748
Huntington Beach CA 92646   USA
Contact Author: Dibakar Barua

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