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City of Water is remarkable for its supple language and tensile strength. Her images are sharp and there is integrity about the core of feeling that propels the poem. One cannot spot any weak moments either in terms of emotion or language….Anindita Sengupta never lets a poem run away with her. Like all good poets, she is original both in her way with words and her personal ...more
Paperback, 77 pages
Published 2010 by Sahitya Akademi
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A slim but rich volume of poetry that is really nuanced. Concerned mostly with the inner world of the poet, I couldn't help but reread so many of the poems. I even check marked the poems I want to go back to and read again. I like the way Sengupta alternates between blank verse and structured poetry including the demanding ghazal. She certainly knows how to make the ghazal work for her. Her themes are varied ranging from the closest family (father, his death), lover (and his staying or leaving), ...more