Manya Joshi is a noted Marathi poet based in Mumbai.


Manya Joshi was born in 1972. He has Master's in Marathi Literature from Mumbai University and a Master's in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma, USA. He works as a freelance library research advisor and copywriter. He also writes short fiction and literary criticism.

He is closely associated with the little magazine movement of the nineties, especially with the periodical `Abhidhanantar'.
His collection 'Jyam Maja' is published by Abhidhanantar Publication.

Sachin Ketkar in his introduction to 'Live Update: An Anthology of Recent Marathi Poetry' writes , 'He is one of the most experimental poets writing today. He represents the post-modernist sensibility in Marathi today'.

Poems by Manya Joshi

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Born in 1714 in Halesowen (now Worcestershire) England living at the family home 'The Leasowes'. Halesowen, which, up to the early years of the 18th century was in part of Shropshire. He was educated at Solihull Grammar School, where he met and became firm friends with the future poet Richard...

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Jeg saae kun tilbage. Mig Livets Lyst bortklang;
Da toned mig i Sjælen saa trøstelig en Sang;
See frem, men ei tilbage! Hvad Hjertet attraaer,
Maaskee dog engang under Solen du naaer.

Lad Bølger bortrulle! lad Løvet flagre hen!
Rask bruser dog Strømmen, frisk Skoven staaer...