Singing in the Dark: A Global Anthology of Poetry under Lockdown
AUTHOR : Edited by K Satchidanandan and Nishi Chawla
QUICK TAKE: Singing in the Dark brings together the finest of poetic responses to the coronavirus pandemic
More than a hundred of the world's most esteemed poets reflect upon a crisis that has dramatically altered our lives, and laid bare our vulnerabilities. The poems capture all its dimensions: the trauma of solitude, the unexpected transformation in the expression of interpersonal relationships, the even sharper visibility of the class divide, the marvelous revival of nature and the profound realization of the transience of human existence. The moods vary from quiet contemplation and choking anguish to suppressed rage and cautious celebration in an anthology that serves as an aesthetic archive of a strange era in human history
RECOMMENDATION : ‘Perhaps no catastrophe has ever struck human life with power as pervasive as the pandemic. While the benumbed world is struggling to combat the apocalyptic devastation it has wreaked, a choral spectrum of poetry has emerged to rekindle the spirit of hope. Has poetry not always spelt hope in dark times? Over a hundred voices of unparalleled resilience have gathered here to speak in a "jumbled mix of words" to carry a "sky of memories". Sharing the "earth's breathing", they have burst forth into a "slipstream of time". In each of these, the word of the poet rises across nations reduced to the "size of a mouse hole" to envision "the anguish of mountains". It is a word of love, solace and bonding; the word the world today is sorely in need of hearing'
- Gulammohammed Sheikh, artist and author
PRE-ORDER: Book will be released ~ 15th October
BINDING : Hardcover
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