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Ram Krishna Singh is a university professor whose main fields of interest consist of Indian English writing, especially poetry, and English for Specific Purposes, especially for science and technology. He was born on 31 December 1950 in Varanasi, India. Apart from a BA earned in 1970, he gained his MA in English Literature from Banaras Hindu University in 1972 and Ph D from Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, in 1981. He also obtained a Diploma in Russian in 1972. Dr Singh started his career in journalism, as a Compilation Officer in the District Gazetteers Department, Lucknow, 1973, and a Journalist with the Press Trust of India, New Delhi, 1973-74. Changing to teaching he became a Lecturer at the Royal Bhutan Polytechnic, Deothang, Bhutan, 1974-76. Joining the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad as a Lecturer from 1976-83, he then rose to Assistant Professor in 1983. He has now been Professor of English and Head of the Institute’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences since 1993.

A reviewer, critic and contemporary poet who writes in Indian English, Dr. Singh is the author of more than 145 research articles and 160 book reviews. He has published 32 books, including : Savitri : A Spiritual Epic (Criticism, 1984); My Silence (poems, 1985); Sound and Silence (edited articles on Krishna Srinivas, 1986); Indian English Writing : 1981-1985 : Experiments with Expression (ed., 1987, rept. 1991); Using English in Science and Technology (textbook, 1988, rev. and rept, 2000); Recent Indian English Poets : Expressions and Beliefs (ed. 1992); Two Poets: R.K. Singh (I DO NOT QUESTION) Ujjal Singh Bahri (THE GRAMMAR OF MY LIFE) (poems, 1994); General English Practice (textbook, 1995); Writing Your Thesis and Research Papers (1996); Anger in Action : Explorations of Anger in Indian Writing in English (ed.,1997); My Silence and Other Selected Poems : 1974-1994 (poems, 1996); Above the Earth’s Green (poems, 1997); Psychic Knot : Search for Tolerance in Indian English Fiction (ed., 1998); New Zealand Literature : Some Recent Trends (ed.,1998); Every Stone Drop Pebble (haiku, 1999); Multiple-Choice General English for UPSC Competitive Exams (textbook, 2001); Cover to Cover (poems, 2002). Pacem in Terris ( haiku, English and Italian, 2003), Communication : Grammar and Composition ( textbook, 2003), Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri : Essays on Love, Life and Death ( Critical articles, 2005), Teaching English for Specific Purposes : An Evolving Experience ( Research articles and review essays, 2005), Voices of the Present: Critical Essays on Some Indian English Poets (2006), The River Returns (tanka and haiku collection, 2006), English as a Second Language: Experience into Essays (ed. research articles, 2007), and English Language Teaching: Some Aspects Recollected (ed. research articles, 2008). His works have been anthologized in about 150 publications, while his editorial activities extend to include guest-editing of Language Forum, 1986, 1995, and Creative Forum, 1991, 1997, 1998, besides being co-editor of the latter publication from 1987-90, General Editor of Creative Forum New Poets Series, and service on the editorial boards of Canopy, Indian Book Chronicle, Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Reflections, Titiksha, International Journal of Translation, Poetcrit, and SlugFest. He has also edited the ISM Newsletter for about five years.

His poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Romanian, Chinese, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Japanese, Bulgarian, German, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Esperanto, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, and Bangla. Forty two full-length articles on his poetry have been published from 1988-2005. A book, on his poetry, New Indian English Poetry: An Alternative Voice: R.K.Singh (ed: I.K. Sharma, 2004), is a comprehensive presentation of his creativity since the 1970s. His works have been explored in one M.Phil and five Ph.D. theses of various universities.

In recognition of his achievements Professor Singh has received several awards and honours, among them an Honorary LittD from the World Academy of Arts and Culture, Taiwan, 1984, Fellowship of the International Poets Academy, Madras, 1987, Fellowship of the International Writers and Artists Association, USA, the Michael Madhusudan Award, Calcutta, 1994, Poet of the Year Award, 1995 from the Canadian Alumni of the World University, Ontario, Ritsumeikan University Peace Museum Award, Kyoto, 1999, and Certificate of Honour and Prize in Kumamoto International Kusamamoto Haiku Competition, Japan, 2000. He has also been a Universal Peace Ambassador (appointed by the Universal Peace Embassy, Geneva) from 19 June 2006.

Professor Singh’s biography appears in some 35 publications in the UK, USA, India and elsewhere.

Ram Krishna Singh's Blog


Emptiness haunts
with mind in the gutter
poetry unsafe


Posted on October 22, 2010 at 11:08am


We chase myths in self-made Amazon

fish turtles that change colour in new waters

we create landscape of nightmares and wade through

anacondas that threaten our confidence

lost in the jungles of our own making

we beat about the thorny grasses now

look for the twin flames for convenience

cloud judgment and reality for control

challenge the Republic and divide

the defence that could never…

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 8:09am


with pride and arrogance
stalls expression:
self-illusions aren't
aesthetic adjustments
nor is poet
larger than himself
when he says
he's too small


Posted on October 7, 2009 at 4:19am


“Sanjaya” and “Dhrutrashtra” Reconstructed In The Capsule Poems of R. K. Singh

BY: Dr. G. D. Barche

After going through R.K.Singh’s new collection Sexless Solitude And Other Poems (2009) Gwilym Williams says :

What’s really behind R.K.Singh’s unceasing output of verse? Is a question I have asked myself more than once. Why does he strive so long and hard? Or is it simply anger at the way the world, or India is ?

Now the questions… Continue

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 10:00pm

THE RIVER RETURNS: A Review Essay by Asha Viswas



R. K. Singh’s first collection of poems My Silence was published in 1985. Since then he has published eleven more books of poems. His latest is Sexless Solitude and Other Poems published from Bareilly in 2009. This means one collection every two years. The River Returns (Bareilly: Prakash Book Depot, 2009) is a collection of Tanka and Haiku. It would be… Continue

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 3:30am

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At 9:46am on November 6, 2008, David Eide said…

Hi Ram

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At 9:13am on January 9, 2009, Jennifer Helen said…
I just came across your profile in this network. I would like to extend an invitation to join It’s a citizen journalist site. We discuss, debate and write about everything under the sun here. Allvoices also has an incentive program for writers and they can earn up to $10,000 cash. Register at and start contributing.
At 5:59am on December 28, 2009, Dr Jitendra Arolia said…
Respected sir/madam
Plz join
Network about Literature so please join and oblige me
Jitendra Arolia
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