Carole Satyamurti

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Carole Satyamurti (13 August 1939 – 13 August 2019) was a British poet, sociologist, and translator.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Satyamurti grew up in Kent, and lived in North America, Singapore and Uganda. She lived in London until her death on 13 August 2019, aged 80.[2][3]


She taught at the University of East London and at the Tavistock Clinic, where her main interest was relating psychoanalytic ideas to the stories people tell about themselves, whether in formal autobiography or everyday encounters.[4]

She was a writer in residence at the University of Sussex and the College of Charleston.[4] She taught for the Arvon Foundation and for the Poetry School.[1] She was vice-president of Ver Poets. She ran poetry programs in Venice, Corfu and the National Gallery (London), with Gregory Warren Wilson.


Satyamurti won many awards including:


  • "Chesil Beach", poetry pf
  • "Lust in Translation"; "How I Altered History"; "Woman Pursued by Dragon Flees into the Desert"; "Dear Departed", poetry pf
  • "Villanelle", Ambit, No 165 2001
  • "When He is Silent", Ambit, No 165 2001
  • Broken Moon. Oxford University Press. 1987. ISBN 978-0-19-282097-6.
  • Changing the Subject. Oxford University Press. 1990. ISBN 978-0-19-282738-8.
  • Striking Distance. Oxford University Press. 1994. ISBN 978-1-85224-692-1.
  • Selected Poems. Oxford University Press. 1998. ISBN 978-0-19-288101-4.
  • Love and Variations. Bloodaxe Books. 2000. ISBN 978-1-85224-526-9.
  • Stitching the Dark: New and Selected Poems. Bloodaxe Books. 2005. ISBN 978-1-85224-692-1.
  • Countdown. Bloodaxe Books. 2011. ISBN 978-1-85224-912-0.
  • Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2015. ISBN 978-0-393-08175-6 [7]





  1. ^ a b Naidu, Vayu. "'Human predicament engages me'". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Carole Satyamurti – The Poetry Society". Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  3. ^ Rustin, Margaret; Rustin, Michael (17 September 2019). "Carole Satyamurti obituary". The Guardian.
  4. ^ a b f, poetry p. "about Carole". Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "Carole Satyamurti". Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Sean O'Brien and Carole Satyamurti win Roehampton Poetry Prize – The Poetry Society". Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  7. ^ Satyamurti, Carole. Mahabharata : a modern retelling (First ed.). New York. ISBN 9780393081756. OCLC 891369504.