Dion D’Souza reviews Anand Thakore’s collection of poems, ‘Selected Poems 1992–2012.‘
“I wear my best shirt; you once / said it brought out my eyes, unbuttoned / at the collar.”
“I disembarked half way, afraid of facing your relatives. / How many years have you been married?”
“You are grotesque except / for the trace of your black veins.”
“this ‘maambazha morkuzhambu’. / I say it aloud, / the ‘zh’ sounds rolling off the tongue.”
Gopal Lahiri reviews Mihir Chitre’s collection of poems, School of Age.
“Take our temptations of doubts and jealousies, burn them. / At the altar of sacrifice, let believers just believe, Elaha”