Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. He is the author of 30 books, including Vanishing Acts: New & Selected Poems 1985-2005 (Penguin, 2006) and Central Time (Penguin/ Viking, 2014). Hoskote has translated the poetry of the 14th-century Kashmiri mystic Lal Ded as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (Penguin Classics, 2011). He is the editor of Dom Moraes: Selected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics, 2012). Hoskote’s poems have been published in many anthologies and collections, among them Language for a New Century (W. W. Norton, 2008), and The Two-Sided Lake: Scenarios, Storyboards and Sets (Liverpool Biennial, 2016).