India-born poet Vijay Seshadri bags 2014 Pulitzer Prize

New York, Apr.15: India-born US poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems “3 Sections.”

The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music were announced by Columbia University in New York.

The announcement said, Seshadri’s ’3 Sections’ is a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia.

The prize for the poetry category is given for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author.

Seshadri currently teaches poetry and non-fiction writing at liberal arts college Sarah Lawrence in New York. Born in Bangalore in 1954, Seshadri came to America at the age of five and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.

Seshadri is the fifth person of Indian origin to bag the prestigious award, the first being Gobind Behari Lal in 1937. The other winners of this prestigious award from Indian origin were Jhumpa Lahiri, Geeta Anand and Siddhartha Mukherjee. (ANI)