Ram Krishna Singh, born, brought up and educated in Varanasi (Uttar
Pradesh, India), has been writing poetry in English for about four decades.
He has authored over 160 academic articles, 170 book reviews, and 44
books. His recent collections of poems include I Am No Jesus And Other
Selected Poems, Tanka and Haiku (English/Crimean Tatar, Romania, 2014),
You Can’t Scent Me and Other Selected Poems(New Delhi, 2016), God Too
Awaits Light(California, 2017) and Growing Within (English/Romanian,
Romania, 2017).
Widely published and anthologized, and appreciated for his tanka and haiku,
R.K. Singh’s poems have been translated into several languages, including
Japanese, Greek, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese,
Romanian, Crimean Tatar, Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Farsi,
Arabic, Serbian, Esperanto, Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, and Bangla.
His awards and honors include Ritsumeikan University Peace Museum
Award, Kyoto, 1999, Certificate of Honor and Nyuusen Prize, Kumamoto,
2000 and 2008, Life time Achievement Award of the International Poets
Academy, Chennai, 2009, Prize of Corea Literature, South Korea, 2013, Naji
Naaman’s Literary Prize, Lebanon, 2015, and nomination for Pushcart Prize,
2013, 2014.
Known as an Indian English poet, haikuist and ELT/EST practitioner, Dr
Singh retired in 2016 as Professor at Indian Institute of Technology–Indian
School of Mines, Dhanbad (India). More at:


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