“Lead me not into unforced errors./ Let me not be despatched into oblivion/ By a fresh-faced opponent—unseeded, unknown…” Shanta Acharya marks the start of Wimbledon 2014 with a tennis player’s prayer.Read More
Shanta Acharya was born and educated in India. The author of nine books, her latest collection of poems is ‘Dreams That Spell the Light’ (2010). She is currently working on three of her forthcoming books. Her poems, articles and reviews have appeared in major publications in the UK, the US, and India and are available on her website.
“Poets today may bear no responsibility to write poems with a social/moral message. Yet this freedom comes with a price.” Shanta Acharya, The Missing Slate’s Poet of the Month, talks to Maida Salkanović.Read More
“She burst into my room dancing, humming,/ a force of nature, her dark skin gleaming,/ cleaving me with her beauty’s pulse.” Poem of the Week (March 4), by Shanta Acharya.Read More