This year Sasenarine Persaud (Fiction 2006) has had fiction and poetry published in the Canada, India, the UK and the US. His poetry was shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature for best book of poetry and nominated for the Forward Prize in the UK.
The most recent review of Lantana Strangling Ixora, his award-winning collection of poems, appears in the latest issue of the Caribbean Review of Books. Click here to read the review: http://caribbeanreviewofbooks.com/crb-archive/30-november-2013/gardening-in-the-tropics/
Sasenarine Persaud is a Tampa-based essayist, novelist, poet and short story writer, who originated the term Yogic Realism to describe his aesthetics. He was the Leslie Epstein Fellow at Boston University. His work has been included in several anthologies including: Beyond Sangre Grande: Caribbean Writing Today (TSAR, Toronto, 2012); The Bowling Was Superfine: West Indian Writing and West Indian Cricket (Peepal Tree, Leeds, 2012); A Rainbow Feast: New Asian Short Stories (Marshall-Cavendish, Singapore, 2010); Concert of Voices: An Anthology of World Writing in English (Broadview, Peterborough, 2009); Anthology of Colonial and Post Colonial Short Fiction (Houghton Mifflin, Boston & New York, 2007); The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse (2005); The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories (2000); and The Journey Prize Anthology: short fiction from the best of Canada’s new writers (McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1997).