About/Biography

Dilantha Gunawardana, who is a molecular biologist and biochemist by training, lives in a chimerical universe of science and poems. Dilantha’s poems have been accepted for publication /published in The Writing Disorder, Heart Wood Literary Magazine, Quadrant Online, Canary Literary Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review, Boston Accent Lit, Forage, Kitaab, Creatrix, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry, Cephalo Press and Zingara Poetry Review among others, while also contributing to two recent poetry anthologies. Dilantha has two anthologies of poetry, Kite Dreams (2016) and Driftwood (2017), published by Sarasavi Publishers (Sri Lanka). Dilantha was awarded the prize for “The emerging writer of the year – 2016” in the Godage National Literary Awards, Sri Lanka, while being shortlisted for the poetry prize, in the same awards ceremony. Dilantha lives in a beautiful island country shaped like a teardrop, Sri Lanka, known for its black tea, true cinnamon, love of a colonial game called cricket and passion for spicy curries. Dilantha studies small ferns called Azolla that he grows for scientific research and teaches biological topics as a university academic. Dilantha in his free time takes part in pub quizzes, maintains a photography blog dedicated to birds and butterflies, forays into prose writing, and plays basketball, soccer and cricket. 

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