About Preston Merchant

Preston Merchant has worked as a documentary photographer; he is at work on a project on the worldwide Indian diaspora. A preview, and other galleries, are available at his website. His poems, reviews, and translations have appeared in the Antioch Review, Sewanee Review, New England Review, Missouri Review, Tameme, and Verse. He also edited the special feature of Verse on poets from India. He lives in New York City.


Preston Merchant Has written the following articles:


The Dead Shiite’s Kalashnikov: Preston Merchant on Poetry after 9/11

Post-9/11 Art & Poetry Last summer, on the subway from Queens to Manhattan, I noticed the woman next to me reading from a stack of binder-clipped pages–the telltale sign of a novel-in-progress. Such a situation on the subway usually promises better over-the-shoulder reading than the dreary New York Times or the sensationalist Post, so, as […]

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