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Hemant Divette is an internationally known Marathi poet, editor, publisher, and translator. His two poetry collections in Marathi, Chautishiparyantchya Kavita (Poems Till Thirty-Four) and Thambtach Yet Nahi (Just Can’t Stop), proved to be path-breaking in the Marathi literary landscape. His poems have been translated into Emglish, French, Spanish, Urdu, Arabic, Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Oriy, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. Hemant’s second book of poems Thambtach Yet Nahi  was awarded the prestigious Yashawantrao Chavan Puraskar for the best poetry collection published in Marathi from January 2006 to December 2009. He has won several prestigious awards, including the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award (Kolkata, India) and the Maharashtra Foundation Award (USA). He has presented his poetry in many national and international poetry and literature festivals (Europe, Latin America and Asia) and is an advisor to many literary magazines in India. He is the founder-editor of the Marathi little magazine Abhidhanantar, which saw uninterrupted publication for 15 years.