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An assured and powerful collection of articulated mourning and controlled rage for those silenced in acts of conflict. Debasis Mukhopadhyay exhumes the shadowlands and places the lives that cast them firmly into the light to be witnessed as they should through testaments of poetry. What impressed me most about these poems was the courage to experiment different forms throu ...more
Paperback, 42 pages
Published September 22nd 2017 by Finishing Line Press
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When I opened "kyrie eleison or all robins taken out of context" I was thrust into a surrealistic world in which I could not quite get my bearings. There were bombs, spines, skulls, skies full of bizarre lights. The first line of the opening (and title) poem identifies the collection's theme: "yes I am that old trombonist who sees death / dangling in every bird." Mukhopadhyay's language includes odd juxtapositions. Sometimes he separates clauses with a slanted line. His images are rapid-fire, be ...more
Debasis Mukhopadhyay's poems have appeared most recently at several literary venues including The Curly Mind (U.K.), Yellow Chair Review, Thirteen Myna Birds, Of/With, I am not a silent poet (U.K.), With Painted Words (U.K.), Silver Birch Press, The New Verse News, Foliate Oak, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Snapping Twig, Eunoia Review, Revolution John, Down in the Dirt, Fragments of Chiaroscuro, Sacrlet L ...more
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