Bhisma Upreti is a Nepali poet and essay writer. He has published more than a dozen and half books of poetry, essays and a novel. Upreti is the recipient of several awards including first prize in the National Poetry Competition for Nepal and the Creativity Award from the Academy of Indo-Asian Literature in New Delhi, India. Translations of his works are available in English, Korean, Japanese, Serbian, Slovenian, Hindi and Tamil. They have published in various international and national anthologies, journals and magazines. Upreti lives in Kathmandu with his family.