Joe Winter taught English in London schools before taking early retirement. He lived in Calcutta from 1994 to 2006 when he moved back to Britain with his Bengali wife. Anvil has published his poetry Guest and Host, 2003) and his highly successful translations from Bengali. These include two volumes of poetry by Jibanananda Das, most recently Bengal the Beautiful; Tagore’s Gitanjali (as Song Offerings) and Atmaparichay, six essays (as Of Myself, co-translated with Devadatta Joardar). He received the Tagore Institute of Calcutta’s 2006 award for the propagation of Tagore’s work. He now teaches in Brighton.
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