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Opium Den - Collected Poems

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‘Anand Kumar explores quite ably poetry as narrative with poems lie “A Sleepwalk Through Mehrauli.” We are transported to other peoples and landscapes that deserve our attention for the insights that the poet has brought out. What amazed me most in these poems was “The Spider,” where he is able to create his own tone of voice.’ Jayanta Mahapatra, poet, Padma Shri, winner of Sahitya Academy Award (Indian Academy of Letters). ‘Among many things, he is influenced by Sri Aurobindo’s thought and his poems too. Through his poems, Anand often responds to many an intense moment of the mortal life in memorable words. As a passionate champion of feelings, he frames his poems in a unique style in display. Anand’s poems provide shelter and nourishment to life.’ Muse of Murmur, art and poetry ensemble, Delhi. ‘Anand Kumar weaves in these poems new patterns of life and nature with subtle touches of irony love. The images flow effortlessly into the realms of time and space.’ H.K. Kaul, poet and Secretary General, The Poetry Society (India). ‘It touches a cord with its poetic content and creative imagination.’ Rita Malhotra, poet. How poets turn a prosaic reality-often seeming dead-as-dodo, into scintillating images, is one of the blessings of the life of the creative imagination. Dr Anand Kumar is doing precisely that. Since he posses the basic gifts of a firm, well-honed speech, of phrase and idiom, his poems do become air-borne, sprout wings.’ Keshav Malik, poet, art scholar, critic, Padma Shri, winner of Sahitya Academy Award, Fellow of Lalit Kala Academy (Indian Academy of Fine Arts).


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Sub Title No
Author Anand Kumar
ISBN 10 Digit No
ISBN 13 Digit 9788187471639
Pages 188
Binding Hardcover
Year of Publication 2011
Edition of Book First
Language English
Illustrations No

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