One cannot find poets in residency in schools, libraries and literary seating
They phrase the cheers and long-drawn sigh in life and
They live in prisons, fields, factories, streets, markets and labour colonies
Poets are Vasco da Gama and Columbus where there is life even in nook and corner
If any one of you ask about me in Uppsala
You will know, this is the poet in residency in Uppsala
I must say: Anisur Rahman is not poet at all
Just an image of a bird in the storm
The bird finds its shelter in the palace at stormy night
The bird waits just for dawn, afterwards of the storm …
Fotograf: Cato Lein.
Anisur Rahman (b. 1978) is a poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, journalist, literary critic and translator. He is a member of The Swedish Writers’ Union and Honourary Member of The Swedish PEN. He sits in the program and reference group for the Swedish Literature Centre in Uppsala (www.litteraturcentrum.se).