Body Language


Author: Manohar Shetty

9788192225494 | PB | pp. 100 | 2012 | Poetrywala

Body language is a collection of 87 poems by Manohar Shetty. It gets its name from one of the poems in the collection.

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Body Language is a collection of 87 poems. Featuring snakes, frogs, flowers and places and slivers of various aspects of life and death; this book takes you on a visual journey with flowing verse.

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About the Author

The author born in 1953 in Bombay has published Full Disclosure: New and Collected Poems (1981-2017) (Speaking Tiger, New Delhi; 2017), bringing together his eight books of poems and some new work. His previous individual collections include Domestic Creatures (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1994); Body Language(Poetrywala, Bombay; 2012); Morning Light (Copper Coin, New Delhi; 2016); Creatures Great and Small (Copper Coin, New Delhi; 2014) and Living Room (HarperCollins, New Delhi; 2014). In the UK his poems have appeared in London Magazine, Poetry Review, Wasafiri and Poetry Wales. He has co-edited a special edition on English language poets of India for Poetry Wales. In the United States his poems have appeared in Chelsea, Rattapallax, Fulcrum, Shenandoah, The Common, Atlanta Review The Baffler and New Letters, and in Helix in Australia.

Several anthologies feature his work, notably The Oxford India Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets (edited by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Oxford University Press, New Delhi) and in anthologies edited by Eunice de Souza, Vilas Sarang and Jeet Thayil. His poems have been translated into Italian, Finnish, German, Croatian and Slovenian.

He has edited Ferry Crossing: Short Stories from Goa (Penguin India; 1998) and Goa Travels: Being the Accounts of Travellers from the 16th to the 21st Century (Rupa; New Delhi).


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