POET AMINUR RAHMAN (BANGLADESH)
AMINUR RAHMAN was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1966, and studied at the university there where he graduated with an m.pharm[acy] degree. He is considered to be the most well known poet in abroad from Bangladesh at present. He has published five collections of poems in Bangla – Bishashikorotole (Kathak,1989), Hridoypure Dubshatar (Kathak, 1991) bilingual book of poem with CD – Bhalobasha Abong Annanya Kabita (AARK ARTS, UK 2003), Premer Kabita (Kathak, 2006), Thikana:Kobitadhigir Par. (Kathak, 2007), as well as a video compact disc (vcd) titled, Nivriti Nirvarata -- Solitary Dependence (1998), and a cd, Nirbachito Abritti -- Selected Recitations (2000). Love and Other Poems is Aminur Rhaman’s collection of poems in English translation published by AARK ARTS, UK (2001), as is his collection in Spanish translations, La Escultura – The Sculpture (AARK ARTS, UK, 2002). Gedichte von Aminur Rahman und Manfred Chobot is Aminur Rahman’s collection of poems in German translations with Austrian poet Manfed Chobot published by SACAC, Canada (2003), Love Poems his collection of poems in Japanese Edited by famous Japanese poet Kazuko Shiraishi (SACAC, Canada, 2004), Heart’s Shore is his collection of poems in Mongolian Edited and translated by famous Mongolian poet G. Mend-Ooyo published by Academy of Culture and Poetry, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2006). He has translated five books of poetry in Bangla from the world of poetry, and considered to be one of the accomplished translators of Bangladesh. He has Edited and translated Kazuko Shiraishi’s Japanese poems into Bangla – Kazuko Shiraishir Kabita (2003), Sudeep Sen’s English poems into Bangla -- A Blank Letter -- Ekti Khali Chithi. (2000), Mansoon – Barsha (2003), Peter Horn’s poems into Bangla – Peter Horn er Kabita (2003), Gombojavyn Mend-Ooyo’s poem in Bangla - Gombojavyn Mend-Ooyor Kabita (2006), Kabi A Samad Said O Kabi Ahmad Kamal Abdullah’r Kabita (2007). He is also well known art critic in Bangladesh. His Forthcoming books, both non-fiction, are: Bangladeshe Shilpacharcha, and, Aabritti Bishayak Probandho (as editor).
As an invited author, Aminur Rahman has read his work world-wide at various international arts & literary festivals, universities and cultural venues. He has represented Bangladesh in The XII World Poetry Festival, Medellin, Colombia (2002), The World Poetry Reading, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2002 & 2004), The World Poetry Festival, Kaushiang, Taiwan (2005), The Pan Pasific and 10th Asian Poetry Festival, Tokyo Japan (2005), The XXVI World Congress of Poets, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2006), The XXVII World Congress of Poets, Chennai, India (2007). He was awarded Chinggish Khhan Gold Medal for contribution to world literature by Chinggish Khaan University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongilia (2006), Awarded by Comparative Literature Association, Malaysia (2007). He works and lives in Dhaka.