Apollo’s Breath

Apollo’s Breath
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Author: Srinjay Chakravarti
Pages: 176
Year of Publication: 2009
Price: HB Rs 250, FB Rs 200
ISBN:
HB 978-81-8157-827-3 (9788181578273)
FB 978-81-8157-828-0 (9788181578280)

About the Author:
Srinjay Chakravarti is a journalist, economist, writer and translator. He currently works as an editor with an international online financial news service. His first book of poems, Occam’s Razor was published by Writers Workshop in 1994 and it won the Salt Literary Award from Salt, an Australian literary and publishing organization headed by writer and academic, John Kinsella. His poetry and prose have also won awards in the United Kingdom and United States, including the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Poetry Competition (California, USA) in 2007. His hobbies include playing tennis, practising yoga and listening to Indian music. He lives with his wife in Kolkata, India.

Teaser:

Between Words

Between words,
our silences pool
in shallow fragments of sky
under the liquid fingers of evergreen trees
and the monsoon serein.
The sky drips endlessly
from the branches,
and the drops fall wordless
from the drenched green voices
of the leaves.

What else is left for ourselves
after the blue rain
of this evening is gone?
Between your words and mine,
our silences pool —
and they are as much mine
as they are yours.

Contents:
97 poems and 1 article spread over 7 sections.

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