Tag Archives: Sampurna Chattarji

Losers’ Club, Jadavpur Convention

Things may have seemed quiet on Dubious Saints recently, but in fact losers have been failing to gather across the globe, under-achieving on a scale that scarcely disturbs the register. Here we see Sampurna and Bill at Jadavpur in February … Continue reading

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Selected Joy

(The publication of Sampurna’s translations of Joy Goswami would seem an ideal time to revive this blog for World Losers. I like to think it could cover all the translation, travel and poetic activities of the original Adishakti Crew, augmented … Continue reading

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The Loser’s Club Is A Real Place And We Didn’t Even Get There

Delighted to post this image retrieved from Istanbul by Nia Davies, which seems a fitting way of recording the almost complete moribundity into which we, the Collected Losers, Losels and Loseurs of Adishakti, have fallen. Though, to be fair, it … Continue reading

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Updatapam: where we are losing now

As the collapsing table of dubious poetic comestibles continues to rain rum upon the unwary in its second year of uncoordinated activities, I thought I’d just flash fry the News Fish with a series of unlikely and largely mendacious updates … Continue reading

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Translation into french : three poems of indian poets published in “Terre à ciel” (Sampurna Chattarji, Meena Kandasamy, Arjun Bali)

A quick update to make this link live (Bill): http://terreaciel.free.fr/Voixdumonde/indiens.htm

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Losers Reunited

Soon several if not all of the writers who gathered at Adishakti’s famous Losers’ Table to fling fruit at each other and draw menacing tattoos on their arms in biro will be reunited at a couple of readings. First up … Continue reading

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Zoë Skoulding’s poems in Bangla

Zoë’s poems only in PDF, as their format gets completely wrecked in the body of a regular post.  Zoe’s poems in Bangla

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Roselyne Sibille’s poems in Bangla

L’ECHO LIMPIDE D’UNE PLUME L’oiseau attend en suspens dans les souffles L’eau a emporté la face lente de la nuit unie à la lumière aux reflets verts à la voix de la rivière L’écho limpide d’une plume demeure et veille … Continue reading

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Raphael Urweider’s poems in Bangla

So the good thing about Akshay’s deadlines for the book was that I finally stirred from my slumber, stupor and scattiness and typed up all my handwritten translations. Here they are, after all the necessary tweaking, fine-tuning and filibustering. Raphael’s, … Continue reading

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Collection Losers

Welcome to April, the loserest of months, in which, so far, we have signally failed to post owt. Surely something has happened in the great echoing void that is our lives – and yet… It is evidently the case that … Continue reading

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