Manohar Shetty has published seven books of poems, including ‘Domestic Creatures’ (Oxford University Press, New Delhi). His new books are ‘Creatures Great and Small’ (Copper Coin, N Delhi; 2014) and ‘Living Room’ (HarperCollins). In the UK his poems have appeared in ‘London Magazine’, ‘Poetry Review’, ‘Wasafiri’ and ‘Poetry Wales’. He has co-edited a special edition on English language poets of India for ‘Poetry Wales’. In the United States his poems have appeared in ‘Chelsea’, ‘Rattapallax’, ‘Fulcrum’, ‘Shenandoah’, ‘The Common’, ‘Atlanta Review’ ‘The Baffler’ and ‘New Letters’, and in ‘Helix’ in Australia. Several anthologies feature his work, notably ‘The Oxford-India Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets’ (ed Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, OUP, N Delhi) and in anthologies edited by Eunice de Souza and Vilas Sarang. His poems have been translated into Italian, Finnish, German, Croatian and Slovenian.
He has edited ‘Ferry Crossing: Short Stories from Goa’ (Penguin India). and ‘Goa Travels’, an anthology of travel writings recently published by Rupa.
Shetty has been a Homi Bhabha Fellow and a Senior Sahitya Akademi Fellow. He edited ‘Goa Today’ for eight years and has worked in other magazines and newspapers in Bombay, Bangalore and Goa. He has lived in Goa since 1985.