At the Touch of a Kiss – Shakhawat Tipu

At the touch of a kiss
The sea of mind was swept away
Uproar tide

Shakhawat Tipu, born in 1971, lives in Dhaka. He is a distinguished bilingual poet, editor and critical thinker from Bangladesh. He is also a journalist. The prominent figure of the new Bengali poetic language movement, Tipu established himself as the leading poet in his generation, his poems translated in Spanish, Italian, Serbian and English. He published five Bengali poetry books: Elah Hi Borosha (2002), Jhah Be Ei Bakyo Porokaale Hobe (2004), Shri Chorone Shu (2007), Buddhijibi Dekho Sobe (2009) and Karl Marxer Dhormo (2012) and Noverar Rup (2019), an art critics book on modern Bengali sculptor Novera Ahmed. As an editor, he edited Jatiya Shahittya (2008), a magazine of linguistics and philosophy and Charalnama (2011), a collection of street people’s interviews with a subaltern dictionary. He is the former acting editor literary magazine in Notundhara and former editorial consultant an art magazine Depart. He is the former General Secretary in Bangladesh Progressive Writer’s association. His wife, Gazi Tanzia, is also a renowned Bangladeshi storyteller and novelist.