Saleem Peeradina was born in Mumbai, India in 1944. He is the author of five collections of poetry, and a prose memoir of growing up in Bombay, The Ocean in My Yard (Penguin, 2005). He was editor of Contemporary Indian Poetry in English (Macmillan, 1972), one of the earliest and most widely used texts in courses on South Asian literature. He currently lives in Michigan, and is Emeritus Professor of English at Siena Heights University.
His fifth poetry collection, Final Cut, was published by Valley Press in June 2016.
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