I am paraphrasing two poets when I say I am doing nothing and that is poetry. Listen. The poems in Run for the Shadows draw you into the jagged edges and crevices of lived experience. They speak of attachment with an intensity that belies the poet’s capacity for restraint, and spill over with dread even as they draw the veil over pain. While responding to the ecological and political crises of the moment, they imagine an arc of time that encompasses both the deep past and the far future.Written over a period of seven years, this new collection of poems by one of our most charismatic poets is an invitation into a deeply personal yet expansive world.
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About the Contributors
The author writes poetry, short fiction and books for children. Her first collection of poems A Reluctant Survivor was published by the Sahitya Akademi in 2007. Her work also features in many anthologies.
The illustrator is a graduate of NID. She has directed educational films for the Sesame Street show (India) and the Children’s Film Society of India. She dabbles with various visual styles and fills her sketchbooks with strange caricatures of people from places she travels to.
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