R.K.SINGH

Collects all of my published poetry books. Also provides an uptodate view of my poetry, especially haiku and tanka.

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Ram Krishna Singh is a university professor whose main fields of interest consist of Indian English writing, especially poetry, and English for Specific Purposes, especially for science and technology. He was born on 31 December 1950 in Varanasi, India. Apart from a BA earned in 1970, he gained his MA in English Literature from Banaras Hindu University in 1972 and Ph D from Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, in 1981. He also obtained a Diploma in Russian in 1972. Dr Singh started his career in journalism, as a Compilation Officer in the District Gazetteers Department, Lucknow, 1973, and a Journalist with the Press Trust of India, New Delhi, 1973-74. Changing to teaching he became a Lecturer at the Royal Bhutan Polytechnic, Deothang, Bhutan, 1974-76. Joining the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad as a Lecturer from 1976-83, he then rose to Assistant Professor in 1983 and full  Professor and Head of the Institute’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences since 1993 to 2011. He is now Professor of English (HAG).

A reviewer, critic and contemporary poet who writes in Indian English, Dr. Singh is the author of more than 160 research articles and 175 book reviews. He has published 39 books, including:  Savitri : A Spiritual Epic (Criticism, 1984); My Silence (poems, 1985); Sound and Silence (edited articles on Krishna Srinivas, 1986); Indian English Writing : 1981-1985 : Experiments with Expression (ed., 1987, rept. 1991); Using English in Science and Technology (textbook, 1988, rev. and rept, 2000); Recent Indian English Poets : Expressions and Beliefs (ed. 1992); Two Poets: R.K. Singh (I DO NOT QUESTION) Ujjal Singh Bahri (THE GRAMMAR OF MY LIFE) (poems, 1994); General English Practice (textbook, 1995); Anger in Action : Explorations of Anger in Indian Writing in English (ed.,1997); My Silence and Other Selected Poems : 1974-1994 (poems, 1996); Above the Earth’s Green (poems, 1997); Psychic Knot : Search for Tolerance in Indian English Fiction (ed., 1998); New Zealand Literature : Some Recent Trends (ed.,1998); Every Stone Drop Pebble (haiku, 1999); Multiple-Choice General English for UPSC Competitive Exams (textbook, 2001); Cover to Cover (poems, 2002). Pacem in Terris ( haiku, English and Italian, 2003), Communication : Grammar and Composition ( textbook, 2003), Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri : Essays on Love, Life and Death ( Critical articles, 2005), Teaching English for Specific Purposes : An Evolving Experience ( Research articles and review essays, 2005), Voices of the Present: Critical Essays on Some Indian English Poets (2006), The River Returns (tanka and haiku collection, 2006), English as a Second Language: Experience into Essays (ed. research articles, 2007), English Language Teaching: Some Aspects Recollected (ed. research articles, 2008), Sexless Solitude and Other Poems (2009), Mechanics of Research Writing (2010), Sense and Silence: Collected Poems (2010),  New and Selected Poems Tanka and Haiku (2012), and I Am No Jesus and Other Selected Poems, Tanka and Haiku (2014). His works have been anthologized in about 160 publications, while his editorial activities extend to include guest-editing of Language Forum, 1986, 1995, and Creative Forum, 1991, 1997, 1998, besides being co-editor of the latter publication from 1987-90, General Editor of Creative Forum New Poets Series, and service on the editorial boards of Canopy, Indian Book Chronicle, Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Reflections, Titiksha, International Journal of Translation, Poetcrit, Impressions of Eternity (ie), and SlugFest. He has evaluated about 50 PhD theses from various universities. He has also edited the ISM Newsletter for about five years.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Love by Prof. Dr. Ram Krishna Singh

Love by Prof. Dr. Ram Krishna Singh










I gave you my love.

What more do you seek

to lighten the night,

my beloved?

Let the fire burn

and consume the moth.

Friday, June 10, 2016

VASTU VIHAR

sweltering heat
frequent power failure:
neighbours shouting


westerly wind
strikes the windowpane with rain--
flood in bedroom


under the bed
spiders' network--
sabbatical


air too heavy
with fine coal dust from chimneys--
the park too chokes


undecided
to walk or not to walk--
evening black with dust


the aged earth mocks
the concaving patch
of the sky


a dead tree
stands tall on N H 2--
senescence


fully filled
the trashcan in kitchen:
stuck in lack


a short drizzle
stony scent of petrichor--
Vastu Vihar

--R.K. SINGH

Friday, April 01, 2016

HOLI

holi songs
unwilling listeners
in the park


flames rise
their coloured faces--
full moon


rubbing gulal
between her private parts--
holi stroke


--R.K.Singh

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A POEM

A poem rests
on brain signals imaged
in words and silence
one decodes with dogsense
smelling twists and turns in rhythm
that turn it prophetic

--R.K.Singh

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

FEARS

inner fears
faith cross-leg prayers
climax love


--R.K.Singh

KARMIC CHAKRA

Post-retirement
awakens inner spirit:
karmic chakra
from sexual loneliness
to insecurities turn
inner fears into
faith cross-legging prayers
climaxing love
visionary hope, wisdom
narrative of helplessness

--R.K.SINGH
 

http://www.boloji.com/index.cfm?md=Content&sd=Poem&PoemID=22611 

Thursday, January 07, 2016

MY NEW COLLECTION OF POEMS: COVER PHOTO

Here is the cover of my latest collection of poems YOU CAN'T SCENT ME AND OTHER SELECTED POEMS (ISBN 9789352072637) published by AuthorsPress, Q-2A, Hauz Khas Enclave,  New Delhi 110016.  Apart from most of my new poems, including micropoems, the book contains some of my haiku sequences and tanka sequences. Interested readers may like to contact the publishers by email to  authorspress@rediffmail.com  



Friday, December 11, 2015

LIBERATION

no liberation
unless born as a male:
her earthy smell


--R.K.Singh