() (born 1954) is an Indian
poet. Goswami writes in Bangla
and is widely considered as one of the most important Bengali
poets of his generation.
Joy was born on November 10, 1954 in Kolkata
. His family moved to Ranaghat
, West Bengal
shortly after and he has lived there ever since. Goswami was introduced to and encouraged with respect to poetry by his father, a well-known political worker in the area. He lost his father at the age of six, after which the family was sustained by his mother, a teacher. She died in 1984. Goswami's formal education stopped early, in grade eleven. By this time he was already writing poetry. After a long period of writing in little magazines
and periodicals, his writing was finally published in the influential Desh Patrika
. This brought his immediate critical acclaim and so long after his first poetry collection was published, named Christmas o Sheeter Sonnetguchchho
(Sonets of Christmas and Winter). He has received the Anita-Sunil Basu Award from the Bangla Academy, Govt of W.B. the prestigious Ananda Purashkar
in 1989 for Ghumiyechho, Jhaupata?
(Have you slept, Pine leaf?) and the Sahitya Akademi
Award, 2000 for his anthology Pagali tomara sange
(With you, O crazy girl).
- Christmas o Sheeter Sonnetguchchho (1976)
- Protnojeeb (1978)
- Aleya Hrod (1981)
- Unmader Pathokromo (1986)
- Bhutumbhogoban (1988)
- Ghumiyechho Jhaupata? (1989)
- Jara Brishtite Bhijechhilo
- Moutat Maheswar