Rajiv Mohabir is the award-winning author of the poetry collections The Taxidermist’s Cut (Four Way Books, 2016) and The Cowherd’s Son (Tupelo Press, 2017). His awards include the Kundiman Poetry Prize the 2015 AWP Intro Journal award, and a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant. His poetry and translations appear internationally in Best American Poetry 2015, Quarterly West, Guernica, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Poetry Magazine and many other places. He received his MFA in Poetry and Translation from Queens College, CUNY, a PhD in English from the University of Hawai`i, and works as an Assistant Professor at Auburn University in Alabama.
“Aching for home is a sentiment as ancient as the history of migration in the Americas, but so is the role of poetry and song as personal antidotes to the pangs of loss and as communal vehicles for expressions of love. During these troubling times, when our various communities are under siege, we comfort our aching hearts with testimonies of strength from our ancestors who were immigrants, exiles, refugees, and slaves. What a blessing to have in I Even Regret Night a voice that rises above the burdens of indentured servitude and graciously empowers our affection for culture, language, religion, and identity.”
—Rigoberto Gonzalez, author of Unpeopled Eden
Rajiv Mohabir news
Congrats to Rajiv Mohabir for winning the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for his translation of I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara! We are thrilled to celebrate Rajiv’s recognition by the distinguished Academy of American Poets! Rajiv is in company with other brilliant poets who were honored in a total of nine categories […]
We’re so excited to announce two upcoming Los Angeles events to celebrate our latest publication: I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara, written by Lalbihari Sharma and translated by Rajiv Mohabir. A groundbreaking work, Holi Songs was originally published in India in 1916, and is the only known literary work written by an indentured […]
Monday, October 29, 6:30 PM– 8:30 PM Free King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU/ www.kjcc.org 53 Washington Sq S, New York, New York 10012 Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, South Asian American Digital Archive, Rajkumari Cultural Center, Jahajee Sisters, and Guyana Modern.com. […]