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Introduction: It takes guts to speak with artistes, especially poets. They are sensitive, they refuse to speak much about themselves (here I’m talking about old-time poets, the present clan is more vocal), and it is even more difficult to understand their mood and psyche. When I asked Nikita Parik, assistant...
“The maker has no control. This is sortilege, the magic of inditing.” Hello Sanjeevji! It’s a pleasure to be interviewing you. Let me tell you, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Nine Summers Later, and This Summer and That Summer, your latest release. I’ve also read a bunch of your newer poems among...
A Unique Blend of the Familiar with the Experimental   When you undress a poem with dignity, delicately like a lover, it will disrobe you of excess, accessing your inner feelings (“Conduction”)   In the fifty-one poems included in his much-acclaimed third collection of poetry titled This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury 2015), Sanjeev Sethi manages...
Not Garden-Variety In dirge of desires fear transacts with hedge of hesitancy to keep pace with striptease of tides. Come-on by tits or tattoo on hineys stir intuitively. Primer of pomology has other clauses some read some unread. Fruition isn’t for everyone. Prescription Towels loll in the sun after mopping wet bodies, you and I wipe each other with our skins in lambency in another episode of linkages. Equipping...