Vivek Narayanan's first book of poems, Universal Beach, was published in 2006. His work has been included in several recent anthologies like The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry, The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poetry and Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Journals and magazines that have published his poetry, essays and short stories include Poetry Review (UK), Agni, Caravan, Open, Harvard Review and Tehelka. Apart from his published poetry, Narayanan has conducted experiments with technology, physical space, movement, site-specific poetry and audience interaction, through collaborations with other artists. He is co-editor and publisher of the literary organization Almost Island and has worked in Delhi with Sarai-CSDS.