River of Man


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Author: Claus Ankersen

9788194509349 | PB | pp. 112 | 2020 | Red River

River of Man is a poetry collection on India as seen through the photographic eyes of Claus Ankersen.

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9788194509349 | Paperback | 112 | 2020 | Red River

River of Man is a poetry collection on India as seen through the photographic eyes of Claus Ankersen.

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River of Man, a collection of poems, is a love letter to India, a relationship in constant flux that stretches through time-space, turning present and past into an eternal now, into an ongoing meeting, an eternally blooming flower. Mostly written in 2019, as the poet undertook an almost 5,000 km of train ride from Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata, to Mumbai, to Hyderabad and to Delhi. In this way, the collection is also a travelogue of poems, and an introduction to India as seen through the eyes of a sojourner.


Claus Ankersen







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About the Author

The author (b 1967 in Denmark), trained as a cultural anthropologist at University of Copenhagen and USCB, writes poetry, prose and non-fiction, translates, does literary activism and work with cross-disciplinary hybrids with the word as a constant element. He is the author of 14 books and works internationally, having performed and worked with his literature in more than twenty countries all over the world. Selected materials have seen translation into Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Ukrainian, Romanian, German, Urmurt, Bulgarian, English, Uzbek, Spanish and Macedonian. At the beginning of the century, he was instrumental in the development of Danish and international Spoken Word Poetry, and established the artistic expression of performance poetry in Danish literary history with his 2009 feature-long documentary Peanuts and Free Beer (Akashic Film, 2009). Ankersen has contributed to various international anthologies as well as has published original full collections of poetry in Ukraine, India and Romania. In 2019, he saw the publication of no less than four collections of poetry, and a literary translation. ‘Three of these were published in Romania — In defence of the cherries (Brumar, 2019) and Pink Pong (Editura frAC Talia, 2019), the literary fruits of collaboration with the Romanian poets Peter Sragher and Andrei Zbirnea, and a translation of his own material, Song of the Tiger/ Cantecul Tigrului (Editura frACTalia, 2019), translated by Flavia Teoc. Spirituality, language, hermetism and systems-critique are among the areas investigated in Ankersen’s literature, and he is often likened to colleagues such as the beat poet Allen Ginsberg and the magician Aleister Crowley. When he doesn’t write, he practices yoga, cooks and works on developing his own mystery school. In March 2020, he formally launched Army of Poets, a global-local network of action poets. River of Man (Red River, May 2020) is his fifteenth book.


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