Seshadri, Vijay

About Vijay Seshadri

Biography (Poetry International Archives)

Biography (Poetry Foundation)

Biography (

“Vijay Seshadri.” Academy of American Poets, Jan. 2008



That Was Now, This Is Then.” Publishers Weekly, vol. 267, no. 33, Aug. 2020

Saini, Viplav. “The Balancing Acts of Vijay Seshadri.” The American Poetry Review, vol. 49, no. 1, Jan. 2020

Bherwani, Bhisham. “Disassociated Selves: Vijay Seshadri’s 3 Sections.” The American Poetry Review, vol. 43, no. 4,  2014

Logan, William. “Seeing the Elephant.” New Criterion, vol. 32, no. 4, 2013

3 Sections.” Publishers Weekly, vol. 260, no. 25, 2013

Foy, John. “Drinking, Winking, Thinking.” Parnassus, vol. 29, no. 1/2, 2005

Gery, John. “Disunited States of Poetry.” West Branch, no. 56, 2005 

Bernheimer, Kate. “Dust and Tales and Time.” Poetry, vol. 184, no. 5, 2004

Olson, Ray. “The Long Meadow (Book).” Booklist, vol. 100, no. 17, 2004

Wild Kingdom.” Virginia Quarterly Review, vol. 72, no. 4, 1996



McGrath, Leslie. “It’s All Anguish: An Interview With Vijay Seshadri.” Writer’s Chronicle, vol. 48, no. 2, 2015

Purushothaman, Karthik. “Subcontinental Drift: An Interview With Poet Vijay Seshadri.” The Wire, 21 Oct. 2020

Smith, Lytton. “In Conversation: Phillip Lopate and Vijay Seshadri Discuss Genre, the Art of Dialogue, and Walking New York.” Columbia, no. 41, 2005

Thayil, Jeet. "An Interview With Poet Vijay Seshadri." Poets&Writers, 29. Jun. 2004

Quinn, Alice. "A Poet of Belief." The New Yorker, 14 Jun. 2004

Singh-Chitnis, Kalpna. “Before and After the Pulitzer: An Interview with Vijay Sheshadri.” Life and Legends, undated



Shankar, Ravi. “U.S.-Based but India-Born: G. S. Sharat Chandra and Vijay Seshadri.” A History of Indian Poetry in English, Chaudhuri (ed.), 2016

Robbins, Liz. “Vijay Seshadri Struggles With Watching Football.”, The New York Times, 5 Dec. 2014

“Falling Back. Six Poets Mark The End of Daylight Saving Time in Verse.” The New York Times, 7 Nov. 2010

Banerjee, Neelanjana, et al. Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry, 2010

Glaser, Brian Brodhead. “‘Racial’ Melancholy in the Poetry of Vijay Seshadri.” America and the Orient, Schaefer (ed.), 2006

Hedges, Chris. “A Man of Words, and an Event That Defies Them.” The New York Times, 12 Sep. 2002




3 Sections (2013)

The Disappearances (2007)


Poetry Collections

That Was Now, This Is Then (2020)

The Long Meadow (2005)

Wild Kingdom (1996)


Essays/Articles/Non-Ficton/Short Stories

"Notices from His Window: A Reading of R.K. Narayan's A Writer's Nightmare." Literary Criterion, vol. 43, no. 3-4, 2008

“The Westerner.” On Frank Bidart: Fastening the Voice to the Page, Rector and Sweson (eds.), 2007

"My Pirate Boyhood." The Threepenny Review, no. 73, 1998


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Interview: The Descent of Man, Vijay Seshadri with Ranjit Hoskote. YouTube, 9 Nov. 2018

Vijay Seshadri Reads and Talks about his Poetry. YouTube, 2 Nov. 2018

Interview: Vijay Seshadri on "3 Sections", Winning the Pulitzer Prize, and What's Next. YouTube, 31 Aug. 2016

Interview: Vijay Seshadri and the Power of Poetry. YouTube, 26 Jun. 2015

Pulitzer-Winner Vijay Seshadri Finds Inspiration Everywhere. YouTube, 13 Jun. 2014

Weekly Poem: Pulitzer-winner Vijay Seshadri Reads "Memoir". YouTube, 9 Jun. 2014

Vijay Seshadri Reads His Poetry. YouTube, 18 Oct. 2011