Vijay Seshadri is the author of two previous poetry collections: Wild Kingdom and The Long Meadow, winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Vijay Seshadri’s new poetry is assured and expert, his line as canny as ever. In an array of poetic forms from the rhyming lyric to the philosophical meditation to the prose essay, 3 Sections confronts perplexing divisions of contemporary life—a wayward history, an indeterminate future, and a present condition of wanting to out-think time. This is an extraordinary book, witty and vivacious, by one of America’s best poets.
"Vijay Seshadri is a skeptic and a seeker, and the speaker, the philosophical hero, of these beautifully understated, intellectually ambitious poems is also one—wry, self-scrutinizing, keenly observant, abashed, bemused, conflicted, prone to melancholy questions, troubled by his own thoughts, susceptible to daydreaming, determined to figure things out, to sum them up, to find words for them. 3 Sections is a rare adventure in consciousness."
"An extraordinary naked modern consciousness, an intensely experienced dislocation, a beautiful intelligence: Seshadri's poetry is exhilarating."