Lakdasa Wikramasingha

Lakdasa Wikramasingha was born in 1941 in Sri Lanka. His first book of poetry, Lustre: Poems, was published in 1965. It was written entirely in English. Wikramasingha’s work soon appeared in a number of different publications including the University of Chicago Review. Read more of Lakdasa Wikramasingha’s Biography.

Folk poet, Ysinno

by Lakdasa Wikramasingha

‘Folk poet, Ysinno’ by Lakdasa Wikramasingha describes the plight of the folk poet “Ysinno” and his efforts to roof his newly built bamboo hut. 

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