Sasenarine Persaud

Tampa USA

Author's Bio

Sasenarine Persaud is the author of twelve books of fiction and poetry. His awards include: The KM Hunter Foundation Award (Toronto), the Arthur Schomburg Award (New York) and a fellowship from Boston University, from which he has a Master’s in Creative Writing. Persaud initiated the term Yogic Realism to define his literary aesthetics. His most recent books are Love in a Time of Technology (TSAR/Mawenzi House, Toronto, 2014); Lantana Strangling Ixora (TSAR Books, Toronto, 2011), and In a Boston Night(TSAR, Toronto, 2008). He has been described as “one of those rare poets who gets the recipe of humanness exactly right” (Canadian Literature); and his poetry as “miniature raags, sensuous units of Indian music obeying conventions mysterious to western ears” (The Globe and Mail). Persaud was born in Guyana and has lived in Canada for several years. He makes his home in Florida.

Publications and Prizes

A Surf of Sparrows' Songs
(TSAR Publications, 1995)
, A Writer Like You
(TSAR Publications, 2002)
, Canada Geese and Apple Chatney
(TSAR Publications, 1998)
, Dear Death
(Peepal Tree Press, 1990)
, Demerary Telepathy
(Peepal Tree Press, 1989)
, In a Boston Night
(TSAR Publications, 2008)
, Lantana Strangling Ixora
(TSAR Publications, 2011)
, Love in a Time of Technology
(TSAR Publications, 2014)
, The Ghost of Bellow's Man
(Peepal Tree Press, 1992)
, The Hungry Sailor
(TSAR Publications, 2000)
, The Wintering Kundalini
(Peepal Tree Press, 2002)
Prizes Won: 
K M Hunter Award (Toronto) Arthur Schomburg Award (NY)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Howard's End by E.M. Forster
The Complete Works of Primo Levi by edited by Ann Goldstein

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Last updated: Jul 25, 2016