Vivek Narayanan’s first book of poems, Universal Beach, was published in 2006 by Harbour Line, Mumbai, and reissued in the US in 2011. His work has been included in several recent anthologies like the Oxford Poets Anthology 2013 (Carcanet, UK, forthcoming), The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry, 60 Indian Poets (Penguin) and Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (WW Norton). Journals and magazines that have published his poetry, essays and short stories include Poetry Review (UK), Agni, Caravan, Open, Harvard Review and Tehelka.
Apart from his published poetry, Narayanan has conducted experiments with performance, technology, physical space, movement, site-specific poetry and audience interaction, through collaborations with other artists. He is the Co-editor of Almost Island and has worked in Delhi with Sarai-CSDS.