Vattacharja Chandan is a zinester, writer and [Mail Art|[mail artist]].
His new innovative concept of Prakalpana, Sarbangin Poetry and other terms and forms have been around the international independent literary zine scene for quite a long time. Apart from India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Italy (Anterem, Offerta Speciale ) his work has also been published in the U.S.A. ( Generator, Absinthe, Cathay, Texture, Short Fuse, Drunken Boat &c).
He has performed poetry with or without music in countless occasions. His self-composed album of songs is :Jug Jug Jio(Music Millennia, 1999). He has represented India at the Asian Literary Leaders Conference in Washington DC in1997. He was felicitated by world Bengali Perswonality Conference at Dhaka in 2000 and by Bangladesh Poets Foundation in 2004.
Indexed in several who's who books in India, Asia and the World including by Marquis, U.S.A..
He was interviewed by Steve Leblanc In Version 90(Boston) in 1993.
Swatotsar (1969-1975). kOBISENa(1972- ). PrakalpanA Sahitya / PrakalpanA LiteraturE (1977-).
1. I Won't be a Pet Bird (bilingual poetry book}. 2. Upsurging Prakalpana (edited bilingual prakalpana anthology). 3. Prakalpana Andoloner Istahar(manifesto of Prakalpana Movement}. 4. Byabiloner Shunya Bagane (poetry book). 5. Saral Karo: Valobasa (poetry book}. 6. Porimondal (prakalpana book).
ON GOING PROJECT
A bilingual epical book Cosmosphere. The first part of the Bangla version is due to be out this year.