Who We Are

The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective is the coming together of poets who believe words can transform lives. Founded in 2013, in Bangalore, India, as a not-for-profit poetry collective, The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective publishes innovative, diverse poetic voices from India. Through a mentorship model, members of the collective support one another in producing beautiful poetry books, chapbooks, and anthologies. Through workshops, readings, and community and school events, the Collective is building a poetry community in which artistic expression leads to positive action, as each poem initiates a dialogue with society and the greater world.

Poet Advisors

Meena Alexander
Sampurna Chattarji
Eunice de Souza
Carolyn Forché
Ranjit Hoskote
Ravi Shankar
Prageeta Sharma
Arundhathi Subramaniam

Books from The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective
Geography of Tongues by Shikha Malaviya
Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment by Minal Hajratwala
Histories of the Future Perfect by Ellen Kombiyil
The Trouble with Humpadori by Vidhu Aggarwal (forthcoming January 2016)