World English Poetry is an amazing anthology of poetry written by contemporary poets of different countries. This anthology is compiled and edited by Sudeep Sen. Eight-five poets, who write in English Language, including Prof Kaiser Huq, David Dabydeen, Vikram Seth and William Radiche.
Sudeep Sen says about his anthology that poets “come from all corners of the world, places as diverse as the Philippines, Singapore, Russia, Iran, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, Jamaica, Guyana, Ghana, Greece, Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, Canada, Australia, UK< USA, and more. There are poets who write formal verse, experimental poetry, prose poems, free verse, and in a variety of other forms.”
The anthology as a platform for multicultural and transnational poetry gives the poetic voice of the world. Sudeep Sen blends award winning poets who are well-known and well-read internationally with emerging voices who are not much known outside the border of their nation. Some such names are Neeman Sobhan and Sadaf Saaz from Bangladesh. And this carefully blending of poets of different culture and caliber gives the book an display of varieties of forms and narrations and subjects through poetry of different texture. Some innovational and experimental forms are also found in this collection.
Sudeep Sen has long been working as an editor in London and thus he draws all his experiences and knowledge on editing to give a fine tuning in this anthology of poetry from around the world. This anthology will truly work as an international forum through which there will be a communication not only among poets of different parts of the world but also a communication between poets and international readers. This is one of the first anthologies published from South Asia that compiles poems from literally all the parts of the world. World English Poetry stands on its own originality as a complete work.