Satya Dash’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in Wildness, Redivider, Passages North, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Florida Review, Prelude, The Cortland Review amongst others. Apart from having a degree in electronics from BITS Pilani-Goa, he has been a cricket commentator too. He is a two-time Orison Anthology and Best New Poets nominee.
Satya grew up in the state of Odisha and now lives in Bangalore, India. His recent work is invested in the poetics of the human condition stemming from spatial landscapes of a life, how the network of events leads to desire and the eventual inevitability of evolution through the passage of it. He is currently working on a series of ‘Insomniac’ poems that explore a narrator’s perception of lived experiences in time through the timelessness of the night itself.
Some of Satya’s favorite poets include Frank O Hara, Louise Glück, A. K. Ramanujan, Arun Kolatkar, Carl Philips, Mary Ruefle, Henri Cole, Sharon Olds. He dabbled with short fiction before becoming a poet. When he started writing poems first, Kaveh Akbar’s ‘Calling Wolf a Wolf’ inspired him to nurture a personal sense of poetics and persist with it. Satya is currently reading ‘Tenth of December’ by George Saunders.
- Six Poems in Poetry at Sangam
- ‘If you came here’ & ‘Juggernaut’ in Sundog
- The Patriot’s Predicament , Cupid Steps Up, A matter of roots & salt in Glass: A Journal of Poetry
- I’m looking for a thing called grace in Wildness
- Three Poems: The Question, Where it all began, A quietness of magic in Lunch Ticket
- In the church of my navel in Pidgeonholes
- What Jupiter wrote to Ganymede after years of separation in Okay Donkey