DRISHYA is a twenty-year-old poet-writer from Kolkata, India.
He has been previously featured by lettrs—an online community of international writers and artists, and contributed to the Dylan’s Great Poem 2015, an international collaboration to commemorate the welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas, organized by Literature Wales. (The national organisation responsible for developing and promoting literature in Wales, made up of Yr Academi Gymreig / The Welsh Academy, the Society of Writers in Wales, and Tŷ Newydd Writers’ Centre)
His poems and short stories often revolve around the lives of characters who live in a parallel Kolkata—one he calls the ‘secondary city’—a fictionalized re-imagination of his beloved hometown.
In 2017, his short story “SENSAPIENCE” on Anand Neelakantan’s prompt won the 5th place in the second season of Write India contest organized by Times of India.
His short story “Love, you” will be featured in “The Other”— a forthcoming anthology edited by Abha Iyengar and Mona Verma coming out later this year.