Rajiv Mohabir

Rajiv Mohabir is the author of "The Cowherd's Son" (Tupelo Press 2017, winner of the 2015 Kundiman Prize; Eric Hoffer Honorable Mention 2018) and "The Taxidermist's Cut" (Four Way Books 2016, winner of the Four Way Books Intro to Poetry Prize, Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry in 2017), and translator of "I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara (1916) (Kaya Press 2019) which is the only firsthand account of indenture in the Anglophone Caribbean, written about by Gaiutra Bahadur in her book "Coolie Woman: The Oddysey of Indenture." He received his MFA in Poetry and Translation from Queens College, CUNY and his PhD in English from the University of Hawaii. In the fall he will join the MFA program at Emerson College as an assistant professor of poetry.