Hemant Divate is a Marathi poet, editor, publisher and translator.
He is the author of six poetry collections in Marathi. Divate’s poems have been translated into French, Italian, Slovak, Japanese, Persian, Maltese, Serbian, Turkish, Slovenian, Greek, Hindi and in most of the Indian languages. In translation, he has a book each in Spanish, Irish, Arabic, German and Estonian apart from five in English. His poems figure in numerous anthologies in Marathi and English.
He is the founder-editor of the Marathi little magazine Abhidha Nantar, which was published uninterruptedly for 18 years. A
Divate has participated in numerous international poetry and literature festivals across the globe. His publishing house, Paperwall Media & Publishing, has published (under its imprint Poetrywala) more than 100 poetry collections.