Gopal Lahiri, a bilingual poet from India, has been writing poetry for more than twentyfive years. He writes both in English and Bengali (mother tongue).He also occasionally writes fiction, short story, essay, articles on current affairs and scientific interest and does translation work. He has translated (From English to Bengali) a collection of short stories of Israel (published by NBT, India). He is an earth scientist (passed out from Presidency College, Kolkata) and currently lives in Mumbai.
He has had seven poetry collections in Bengali published from India and four collections in English published from Lulu, USA. His latest poetry collection in English (Silent Steps) has been published from Cyberwit, India. His literary works appeared in print (notably in Indian Literature, Taj Mahal Review, Illuminations, Haiku Journal, Indo-Australian Anthology, The Dance of the Peacock, Inklink, Poets International etc) and electronic publications (Arts and Letters, Underground Window, Muse India, Poetry Stop, Debug etc) worldwide and his poems published in several anthologies (National Treasures, Indus Valley, A posy of poesy,Concerto, Poet’s paradise, CLRI, The Silence within etc) printed in India and abroad. He had been awarded the Acclamationof ” Highly Commended ” in the Poet of the Year Category of the Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ICOP Awards 2012, Wakefield, U.K. He is a regular contributor of poems in several poetry web sites. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org