was born in Kerala, India, and educated in Hong Kong, New York, and Bombay. His poetry collections include These Errors Are Correct (Tranquebar, 2008) and English (Penguin/Rattapallax, 2004), and he is the editor of The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets (forthcoming, 2008) and Divided Time: India and the End of Diaspora (Routledge, 2006). He has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation, among others. Jeet Thayil lives in Bangalore.
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