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Author: Antara ChakrabortyA sample cover of the book: deep purple coloured handloom sari with gold embossed nameplate and lettering for the title and author's name. The border of the sari lines the right hand margin of the cover.
Pages: 68
Year of Publication: 2019
Price: Rs 200
ISBN: 978-81-944057-2-6 (9788194405726)

About the Author
Antara Chakraborty is an editor based in Pune. Originally from Kolkata, she is a prolific and habitual writer of poetry. She was among the top 30 winners of the Wingword Poetry Prize 2017 and was featured in the highly prestigious The Poet’s Showcase and Yearbook in the same year. Her work has also appeared in various editions of Dyuti.

Antara’s entrepreneurial venture Panda Poet completed three years in January 2020; it began with the sole purpose of bringing together like-minded poets. The venture has organized poetry reading sessions, slams, and contests in Pune, Kolkata and Bangalore so far and plans to expand pan-India.

Her work can be found at https://www.instagram.com/panda.poet/.



One day you’ll realize
I’m not worth it,
And leave.
I know that day
Will come.
And maybe then
I’ll stop picking
On my way home;
Come. Lie down.
Not leave the room
For a week.
And that will be the end of me.

35 poems

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