Author's Name: K. Abhay
Abhay Kumar or Abhay K. (b. 1980) is an Indian poet-diplomat. His published collections of poetry include The Seduction of Delhi, The Eight-Eyed Lord of Kathmandu, CAPITALS and 100 Great Indian Poems among others. His writings cover poetry, art, memoir, global democracy and digital diplomacy. He wrote the Earth Anthem and an anthem for SAARC spurring search for an official SAARC Anthem.
He received the SAARC Literary Award for his contribution to contemporary South Asian Poetry and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2013. He has also been honoured with Asia-Pacific Excellence Award in 2014. His The Seduction of Delhi was shortlisted for Muse India-Satish Verma Young Writer Award 2015.
Delhi has been widely described as a dry, energy draining place, even ahermaphrodite...the authors attempts in the book to prove otherwise. Atfirst glance, his short, epigrammatic poems might appear just flaccidsnapshots or single-boned vignettes of an outsider in a mad andsprawling metropolis known these days for its infamous gang rapes. But a closer look reveals how the poet steps back to withdraw his self into a cocoon, to gain an artistic poise and to empower each and every item,object,relic, monument and figure - a distinct voice and color. LalQuila, Jantar Mantar, a flower girl, an auto rickshaw, Connaught Place, a house maid, Rahim, Jamun tree, Ghalib or Dara Shikoh walk with theirfirst person personas in the lanes of Delhi conjuring a memorablerecital, a jam that defines the essence of this legendarycity...'Seduction of Delhi' is an artistic triumph in many ways.
- Publisher's Name: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Publish Year: 2014
- Binding: Hb
- Subject: Poetry
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9384052353
- ISBN-13: 978-9384052355
No reviews found