Jeet Thayil was nearly born in the middle of the Muhattapuzha River. The current has kept him ever since. (‘Who among us will escape the. As starlight, as ash or rain, as a smear on the moon, as a tree, say a champakali, as a leaf or a man impersonating a leaf torn into shreds and fed to the . Chitra said: These poems have a haunting quality to them, each poem to each Jeet Thayil has been a provocative and indelible presence in Indian poetry.

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It includes, for the first time, privately circulated, uncollected poems. We seem to be getting to the heart of what the book is about: Poemw Nair rated it really liked it Oct 12, This excerpt has been published with permission from Aleph Book Company. Time, once a friend, is now the enemy. Sahitya Akademi Award for English.

THE HAUNTS (poem) – Jeet Thayil – India – Poetry International

No trivia or quizzes yet. If you want to remember or list a poem, become a community member. There’s a red whisky tone on her skin and she seems to have nodded out standing, though you can’t be sure because cat’s eye sunglasses are obscuring her eyes. Amshuman rated it it was amazing Jun 27, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I feel very fortunate that I got a second chance.


Trivia About Collected Poems. In person, the year-old is softly spoken, polite and extremely self-contained.

Only poetry is not shit: Jeet Thayil on writing

Only poetry is not shit: You are always kissed. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Ghosts of celebrations past throw themselves lemming-like into the meagre flame, jret small act attended by a host of demons, friendly and not.

His voice is that of the present generation. Order by newest oldest recommendations. In other projects Wikiquote.

In Thayil’s poems, the gesture of encounter is submergence — think of weight ppoems water, how swimming opens a third dimension of autonomous movement ‘Start with fish’.

There followed in the sudden death of his young wife Shakti Bhatt.

Books by Jeet Thayil. There is nothing I could tell him that would change his mind. He recalls a brilliant man struggling with alcohol addiction. thayjl

Jeet Thayil – Jeet Thayil Poems – Poem Hunter

Samir rated it really liked it Jan 22, If he had planned it, he would have had a drink beforehand, he would have been fine.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Poemd Kraft ist nachhaltig und biologisch abbaubar. The Indian poet, Dom Moraesin his introduction to Thayil’s first book of poems with poet Vijay NambisanGeminisaid that Thayil did not trouble his mind with the concerns of many Indian poets, their Indianness, that he did not make statements that were irrelevant to his work, that his concerns were mainly personal.

His only motivation is to use whatever he thsyil gathered from knowing Xavier, in sensationalist writing that he hopes will make him money. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. India and the End of Diaspora Routledge This is my life and these are my collected poems.