Here are poems that celebrate an expanding kinship: of passion and friendship, mythic quest and modern-day longing, in a world animated by dialogue and dissent, delirium and silence. Circling themes of intimacy and time, they return to the urgency of conversation: that fragile bridge across the frozen attitudes that divide our world.
But at the heart of the collection is a deeper preoccupation, with those blurry places where humans might walk with gods, where the body might touch the beyond, where the enchanted might intersect effortlessly with the everyday. Where one stumbles upon what the poet simply calls ‘love without a story’.
I’m more interested in what remains when the story is done’ —Urvashi Bahuguna, Open
Amidst Catabolised Goddesses —E V Ramakrishnan, Outlook
Some poets use language to reveal. Others use language to conceal. Arundhathi Subramaniam seems to do more of the latter --Anna Sujatha Mathai, Outlook
tall and elegant collection from a rigorous craftswoman—Manohar
When the Love Stories End— Shikha Kumar, India Today
Love, doubt and other filters—Paromita Chakrabarti, The Indian Express
Vulnerable poetry that creates love for the lyric —Vaishali Vijaykumar, The New Indian Express
The Instinct of Remembering--Sarabjeet Garcha, The Wire
On Cleaning Bookshelves,
Allied Publishers, Mumbai, 2001,
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