अशोक वाजपेयी / Ashok Vajpeyi
Eminent Hindi poet, critic and editor Ashok Vajpeyi (b. 1941) has published fifteen books of poetry including Shaher Ab Bhi Sambhavana Hai (1966), Tatpurush (1986), Bahuri Akela (1992), Ibarat Se Giri Matrayen, Ummeed ka Doosra Naam (2004) and Vivaksha (2006). He has also published five books in literary and art criticism: Filhal, Kuchh Poorvagrah, Samay se Bahar, Kavita ka Galp and Sidhiyan Shuru ho Gayi Hain. His poetry has been translated into Bangla, Marathi. Gujarati, Urdu, Rajasthani, English, Polish and French. His awards include Officer of the Order of the Arts and Letters (France), Officer of the Order of the Cross (Poland), Sahitya Akademi Samman, Dayavati Mody Kavishekhar Samman and Kabir Samman.
He is the founder of the multi-art center, Bharat Bhawan, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, was the first Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, and is currently the President of the Lalit Kala Academy. He lives in New Delhi.