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Amit Shankar Saha has quietly carved a niche for himself in the overactive world of Indian poetry in English

Illicit poems
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Illicit poems - Author: Amit Shankar Saha; Publisher: Pothi; Price: Rs 50; Pages: 40

Uttaran Das Gupta
Amit Shankar Saha has quietly carved a niche for himself in the overactive world of Indian poetry in English, through a poetic style that’s devoid of any hurry. He is the author of two books, Balconies of Time and Fugitive Words, and also the founder of Rhythm Divine Poets, the cohort of Kolkata-based English versifiers. His poetry is shot through with the sort of aesthetics with which readers of Bengali poetry are familiar. Saha’s latest book, Illicit Poems, the one under review, is a slim volume of 30 short lyrics, that will pleasantly surprise those unfamiliar with his work and

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First Published: Jun 19 2020 | 9:28 PM IST

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