Muse India's Contributing Editor, Marathi Literature
Hemant Divate is an internationally known Marathi poet, editor, publisher and translator. He is the author of three poetry collections in Marathi, the latest being Ya Roommadhye Aale Ki Life Suru Hote (Life Begins When You Enter This Room). He has won several prominent awards, including the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award (Kolkata, India), Maharashtra Foundation Award (USA) and Aksharrang Lokmat Award. Hemant has presented his poetry in many national and international poetry and literature festivals in Europe, Latin America and Asia. His poems have been translated into English, French, Spanish, German, Irish, Urdu, Arabic, Hindustani, Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
He is the founder-editor of the prestigious Marathi little magazine AbhidhaNantar, which saw uninterrupted publication for 15 years. His publishing house, Paperwall Media & Publishing, has published under its Poetrywala imprint more than 60 poetry collections. Hemant lives and works in Mumbai.
(Updated on Nov 30, 2016)