Shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry
A one-of-a-kind collection of work by one of India's best contemporary poets.
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra is one of the most celebrated Indian poets writing in English and an important translator from Indian languages, but until now his work has rarely been available in the United States and Britain. Mehrotra's poetry combines the commonplace and the strange, the autobiographical and the fabulous, and reflects an intense and original engagement with American poetry, especially the work of William Carlos Williams and the Beats. This book provides a comprehensive picture of Mehrotra's achievements as a poet and translator and includes a striking new poetic sequence.
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, introduction by Amit Chaudhuri, selected by Vidyan Ravinthiran