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Oedipus

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Oedipus

written by: Raj Reader

 

Running from one place to another,
Running from father or mother,
Rough Corinth to deadly Thebes,
And prophet to prophet
Pillar to the post
And Sphinx’s your host
Nothing came—
If you’d
Doubt.

Raj Reader

Raj Reader

Raj Reader (Bangladesh, 1986) is one of the major poets and translators in Bangladeshi Writing in English. Writes in English and Bengali at ease. His book of poetry ‘Vrindavan of Love and Other Poems’ published in 2017 emerged as a visualization of world myth. He translated also a book of ‘Contemporary American Poetry’ into Bengali. Playfully sometimes writes stories for the children. Likes acting, listening to music and watching movies. He has four books to his credit. He has recently translated ‘The Poet’s Urn: Bangabandhu in Timeless Translation.’ And trying to complete the trio with ‘The Poet’s Urn: Liberation War in Timeless Translation’ and ‘The Poet’s Urn: Language Movement in Timeless Translation.’ His poems have been translated in couples of languages including Spanish and French. Moreover, his pieces are available in international journals, sites, newspapers, blogs etc. He had been interviewed in one of the leading newspapers of the country. He directs Dhaka Translation Academy where he trains the young translators. Teaches English Literature in a university college.
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