Collected Poems: Selections from the Poems of R. R. Menon
Year of Publication: 2010
Price: HB Rs 850, FB Rs 650
HB 978-81-8157-937-9 (9788181579379)
About the Author:
Born in 1926, R. Rabindranath Menon was a member of the Indian Administrative Service and held top positions in the Government and the public sector. He wrote poems in English, Malayalam and Kannada and had 11 volumes of poetry to his credit – 10 in English and 1 in Malayalam. He translated his own poems into Kannada and rendered Kannada poems into English as well. He was the recipient of several awards including the Poet Laureate Crown and Gold Medal from the United Poet Laureate Association. He was awarded a D.Litt from the University of Manila Centre, Manila, Philippines in 1971. R. Rabindranath Menon passed away in late 2010.
“This is a collection of over one thousand short poems … less than one-fourth of which had appeared in their original form in ten published books, and many of which nevertheless have undergone additions and deletions so that they have the status of new poems in this Collection. Only selections from those old books appear here. The bulk of the poems in this Collection are new creations after my retirement from the Service in 1984; altogether new poems constitute more than three-fourth of this book.”
[Extract taken from the author’s note]