Rajiv Mohabir has taught fiction, non-fiction, and poetry at Auburn University and the University of Hawai’i. He is the author of two poetry collections: The Cowherd’s Son (2017), which won the 2015 Kundiman Prize, and The Taxidermist’s Cut (2016), which was selected by Brenda Shaughnessy for the 2014 Intro Prize in Poetry by Four Way Books. His work has appeared in various literary journals, including Ploughshares, ARC Poetry, Los Angeles Review, Pacific Review, Poetry, and Asian American Literary Review. As the translator of I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara, the only firsthand account of the mass displacement of people from the Anglophone Caribbean (originally published in 1916 by an indentured laborer), he was awarded a 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant and was a recipient of the Hindi Language Fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies.
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M.F.A., Queens College
M.S.Ed, Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa