Dr. Rati Saxena is a poet, translator, and editor by accident, she is a student of culture, history and ancient literature, and philosophy by passion. Thus her soul is wandering in these different directions. Being the student of Vedic studies in honors and Masters, having done PhD on subject related to Atharvaveda, she has worked more in restudy of ancient literature. In this direction, her work under Indira Gandhi Fellowship is – The seed of mind – A fresh approach to Atharvaveda study along many articles for journals. She has five collections of poetry in Hindi and four in English (translated or rewritten). She has translated fifteen books mostly from Malayalam to Hindi, and five poetry books (International poets) from English to Hindi. Being a natural traveler, she has two travelogues in her credit. She has also written a memoire – Everything is past tense about Ayyappa Paniker’s poetic journey and one book of criticism on Balamanyaama’s poetry.
Her recent important work is – A fist which opens, a poetry therapy from distant past to present future, which talks about poetry as therapy.
Her poetry is translated and published in a book form in to many internationals languages like Italian, Irish, Vietnamese, Spanish, Estonian, Serbian, English and Turkey, Uzbekistanis languages by international poets. She has been invited to more than 35 poetry festivals. She has been in three residencies in Germany and China.
Member of the journal’s editorial board Multilingual Journal of Literature and Opto-Art “WürZarT,”. She is member of an international scientific board, experience in musical and literary fields (www.squilibri.it). Her poem was also part of space mission by Jaxa, Japan, along with 24 other poems
She is not big award catcher, still a few came to her automatically – Fellowship by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in 2004-5, Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation – 2000 ,State Bank of Travancore Award for poetry – 2001, Naji Naaman’s Literary Prizes (International) for complete work – 2016 , DJS Translation award for Chinese poetry (DJS is the acronym in Chinese for (Emily) Dickinson, the American woman poet.) 2018, Rajasthan Patrika’s prize for best single poem (2020).