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Sasenarine Persaud

Sasenarine Persaud is the author of six poetry collections, Demerary Telepathy (Peepal Tree, 1989), Between the Dash and the Comma and The Wintering Kundalini. In Canada he has published A Surf of Sparrows' Songs (1996), The Hungry Sailor and A Writer Like You, a collection of short stories, Canada Geese and Apple Chatney (1998), and two novels, Dear Death (1989) and The Ghost of Bellow's Man (1992), both published by Peepal Tree Press. His awards include the K.M.Hunter Foundation's Emerging Artist Award (1996) and the 1999 Arthur Schomburg Award for his writing and his pioneering of Yogic Realism. His fiction was shortlisted for the 1997 Journey Prize (Toronto) while his poetry was nominated for the 1998 Canadian National Magazine Award, and twice (1989 and 1998) shortlisted for The Guyana Prize for Literature. Persaud's work has appeared in journals and anthologies in Canada, England, India, the Middle East, the United States and the West Indies. He was born in Guyana, lived for a time in Toronto, and now lives in Miami.
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