Sonnet Mondal

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Sonnet Mondal
OccupationPoet and Editor
LanguageEnglish
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndian
Website
www.sonnetmondal.com

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Sonnet Mondal is an Indian poet, editor and the founder ​editor of The Enchanting Verses Literary Review.[1][2] Sonnet Mondal writes in English and has also gained international fame through his appearances at numerous literary festivals like Galle Literary Festival,[3] Poesiefestival - Berlin, and Struga Poetry Evenings.[4] He is one of the international ​coordinators of Lyrikline, Haus für Poesie Berlin,[5] ​and has been an author at the Silk Routes project of the International Writing Program, University of Iowa.​[6][7][8][9][10]

Life and work[edit]

Born and brought up in Kolkata Sonnet Mondal has been a contributing editor for the Words Without Borders magazine and Poetry at Sangam. He publishes The Enchanting Verses and acts as a curator for Lyrikline and Nederlands Letterenfonds.[11] In November 2016, Mondal led an Indian cultural delegation to the Ars Poetica International Festival, Slovakia​[12][13] ​and read at the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka.[14] ​In 2017, ​he read at the Cork International Festival, Ireland[15] and represented India at the 10th anniversary edition of the Istanbul Poetry and Literature festival​ ​and was a part of the Indian-Hungarian translation workshop in 2018 organised by the Fiatal Írók Szövetsége​​.​[16] ​​His poems have appeared in publications like World Literature Today,[17] Kyoto Journal, Irish Examiner,[18] and his poems in Slovenian translation were aired at the Literary Nokturno program of the Public Radio & Television of Slovenia in 2016.[19][20]

Reception[edit]

Sonnet Mondal was featured as one of the Famous Five of Bengali Youths by India Today in 2010,[21] and in March 2015, he was named by the website The CultureTrip as one of the top five entrepreneurs of Indian poetry in English[22]. In 2018 he was among the top five recommendations of News World India[23] and was also featured in the list of fourteen young poets at MensXP.com.[24] In February 2018 BuzzFeed listed him among 20 Modern Indian Poets Who Will Make You Fall In Love With Poetry.[25]. Sonnet Mondal was awarded the Gayatri Garmarsh Memorial award for literary excellence in 2016. [26]

Publication (Selection)[edit]

  • Twenty One Lines Fusion Sonnets of 21st Century, Sparrow Publication 2010
  • Diorama of Three Diaries, Authorspress 2011
  • Ink and Line, Dhauli Books 2018[27]

References[edit]

  1. "For Better or Verse — The Hindu".
  2. "The Statesman".
  3. "2018 Galle Literary Festival".
  4. "Participant Profile - Struga Poetry Evenings".
  5. "Lyrikline Partners Stage at 19th Poesiefestival Berlin".
  6. "Words Without Borders contributor profile".
  7. "Poetry at Sangam".
  8. "Inside the Works of a Poet-Sonnet Mondal — Kathmandu Tribune".
  9. "Silk Routes Project IWP IOWA".
  10. "Interview - Indulge Express".
  11. "Dutch Connection to India - Nederlands Letterenfonds".
  12. "Sonnet to take Indian poetry to Slovakia and Ireland Lit Fests - Indiacurrents magazine".
  13. "Hans India".
  14. "SIDDARTH DASGUPTA AND SONNET MONDAL: POETRY AND TEA - Daily Mirror Sri Lanka".
  15. "Cork International Poetry Festival".
  16. "FIATAL ÍRÓK SZÖVETSÉGE".
  17. "Author profile - World Literature Today".
  18. "Artist profile - Prakriti Foundation".
  19. "Of travelling hearts and contemporary poets: Reading Sonnet Mondal - Free Press Kashmir".
  20. "Sonnet Mondal –soaring on the wings of poesy - Hans India".
  21. "Famous Five- India Today".
  22. "Top 5 Literary Entrepreneurs of Indian Poetry You Should Know - Culturetrip.com".
  23. "On World Poetry Day, 5 Contemporary Indian Poets Not To Miss - News World India".
  24. "14 Young Poets - MensXP".
  25. "20 Modern Indian Poets Who Will Make You Fall In Love With Poetry".
  26. "Gayatri Gamarsh Literary awards - Gateway Lit Fest".
  27. "Sonnet Mondal's 'Karmic Chanting' to travel to USA and Europe". 25 June 2018.

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