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poetry

In Search of Meaning

Poorna Swami

Poems where the tender is in conversation with the political

‘I’m more interested in what remains when the story is done’

Arundhathi Subramaniam’s recent collection of poems revisits childhood, friendships and ageing

The Age of Dissent

How the Hungry Movement of Bengal in the 60s mirrored the Beat Generation

AK Ramanujan: A Poet’s Testament

A new volume of AK Ramanujan’s unpublished notebooks reveals the struggles and sagacity behind greatness

Free Verse

The extraordinary romance of the ordinary

‘I like poetry because I can write about the essence of things,’ says Ali Cobby Eckermann

Aboriginal poet and author Ali Cobby Eckermann records the importance of ritual and recognition

Spectral Symmetry

A poet in his liminal world

Best of Books 2018: Poetry

A biography of water, the Gita refreshed and a record of sounds

Lost in Transition

‘Riti Kaal’ is that splendid period in Hindi poetry that no one wants to claim

Poet as Pathologist

Gieve Patel’s cityscapes are both a celebration and a defence of Mumbai

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