The very first book of poems by Shiva Prakash to introduce refreshingly new contents and styles to Kannada poetry. His mythical narrative technique and use of evocative rhythms came in for phrase by leading poets Adiga and K. S. Narasimha Swamy.
Malebidda Neladalli 1983
The book which consolidated Shivaprakash’s position as a master of new idiom in Kannada poetry. The poems like Singiraja and Samagara Bhimavva venture into marginalized aspects of Kannada culture and transformed them into powerful socio-political statements of great contemporary relevance. Won Karnataka Sahitya cademy Best Poetry Book Prize.
Anukshana Charite 1990
A multi-faceted book of poems which deepened and diversified the form and content of earlier collections. It went beyond myths of Kannada specific cultures, particularly into Buddhist/Sufi/Saivite mythology as a means of cultural and spiritual self-apprehension.
Also received Karnataka Sahitya Academy Best Poetry Book Prize. Best known for complex political poems with underlying spiritual significances like Baghdad and Avalokiteshwara.
Navilu Nagara (Songs) 1993
A collection of songs written primarily for Radio, Television and Theatre.
Shivaprakashara Kavithegalu 2000
A selection of the best poems till date published in the popular series of Kannada book authorities, Government of Karnataka.
Maleye Mantapa 2001
This book is known for stylistic breakthroughs involving the reworking of Vachana and Tatwapada genres of Kannada poetry.
Mathe Mathe 2005
The poems here show a deep involvement contemporary political issues and the personal theme of isolation, particularly praised for Avantika, a series of intense love poems.
Mabbinahage Kniveyasi 2008
Published after a long silence, this book marks a return to nature and a passionate engagement with post-colonial situation and a deep concern for the survival of marginal cultures. Won the Sahitya Akademi Award.
A series of poignant haiku poems invoking images and associations of the poets one month long stay in different parts of Japan.
Kavite Ikndinavarege 2010
A 800-page collection of the previous poetry books by Shiva Prakash. It became immensely popular as the copies was sold out in the first few months after the publication.
Maatu Mantrvaaguvavrege 2012
The poems represent another major shift in the content, concerns and expressive mode of poetry. In majority of poems here are deeply individual and draw upon diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds.