His many collections include:
A Rain of Rites (Athens-GA, University of Georgia Press, 1976)
Relationship (Greenfield-NY, Greenfield Review Press, 1980)
Life Signs (New Delhi Oxford University Press, 1983)
Selected Poems (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1987)
Temple (Sydney-Australia, Dangaroo Press, 1989)
A Whiteness of Bone (New Delhi, Viking Penguin, 1992)
and in his native Oriya language:
Kahibi Gotie Katha (I'll Tell a Story)(Cuttack,Arya Prakashan, 1995).
Mr. Mahapatra has won numerous awards for his work; among these are:
Jacob Glatstein Memorial Award (Chicago, 1975) Sahitya Academy Award (1981) and Gangadhar Meher National Award for Poetry (1995).
He has read his poetry throughout the world. A scientist as well as a poet, he was for many years a Lecturer and then a Reader in Physics. From 1979-1985 he edited the literary journal Chandrabhaga. He lives in Cuttack, Orissa and presently is the Poetry Editor for The Telegraph, Calcutta.
Jayanta Mahapatra's bibliography is listed in:
World Authors: 1980-1985, New York, H.W. Wilson Company, 1991
Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Volume 9 (Mark Zadrozny, Editor), Detroit, Gale Research Inc., 1989.
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