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‘‘I have to put Stanley’s poems down.
It is after midnight and I have not written
a new line. Stanley says that if a rhyme
comes knocking at your door, a special
delivery from the Post Office, just let
the fellow in. When he falls naturally
in the glove, smack of willow right
in the middle of the ball, middling it,
getting the deftness right, you arrive
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Earthen lamps ledge
Precarious as hope
Flickering the night, with
The assurance of old hands, trembling
This is magic
Unseen, unannounced, yet final and
Fleeting
Quiet as the neighbour
Who drinks his whiskey in silence
And sinks into his house without a word.
Let’s string raindrops, next time.

the poem Diwali

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Words are the only
Jewels I possess
Words are the only
Clothes I wear
Words are the only food
That sustains my life
Words are the only wealth
I distribute among people

Says Tuka
Witness the Word
He is God
I worship Him
With Words

– Tukaram
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Poet and critic Adil Jussawalla is one of the most influential personalities in the English Poetry circle in India. He has written two books of Poetry, Land’s End in 1962 and Missing Person in 1976. He has edited a seminal anthology of new writing from India in 1974 and co-edited an anthology of Indian prose in English in 1977. He writes a complex poetry – ironic, fragmented, non-linear, formally strenuous – that evokes and indicts a dehumanised, spiritually sterile landscape, ravaged by contradiction, suspended in a perpetual state of catastrophe. His more recent works are The Right Kind of Dog in 2013, Maps for a Mortal Moon: Essays and Entertainment in 2014 and I Dreamt a Horse Fell From the Sky in 2015. He was presented the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 for his book of poetry Trying to Say Goodbye.

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Adil Jussawalla

Poet and critic Adil Jussawalla is one of the most influential personalities in the English Poetry circle in India. He has written two books of Poetry, Land’s End in 1962 and Missing Person in 1976. He has edited a seminal anthology of new writing from India in 1974 and co-edited an anthology of Indian prose in English in 1977. He writes a complex poetry – ironic, fragmented, non-linear, formally strenuous – that evokes and indicts a dehumanised, spiritually sterile landscape, ravaged by contradiction, suspended in a perpetual state of catastrophe. His more recent works are The Right Kind of Dog in 2013, Maps for a Mortal Moon: Essays and Entertainment in 2014 and I Dreamt a Horse Fell From the Sky in 2015. He was presented the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 for his book of poetry Trying to Say Goodbye.

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  • COLLECTED POEMS

    $ 60

    About the author

    Jayanta Mahapatra (1928) is a bilingual poet. He has published over 40 volumes of poetry in English and Odia, translations, short stories, essays, and memoirs, and has been featured in numerous anthologies. His first two volumes of poetry in English—Close the Sky (Calcutta, Dialogue Publication) and Svayamvara and Other Poems (Calcutta, Writers Workshop)—were published in 1971. In the late seventies, he founded and edited Chandrabhaga, a literary magazine dedicated to Indian writing. He is the first Indian poet writing in English to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry in 1981. He is also the recipient of the Jacob Glatstein Memorial Award for Poetry in 1975, the Allen Tate Poetry Prize from The Sewanee Review, and the SAARC Literary Award, both in 2009. He has been a Visiting Writer at the International Writing Program, Iowa City in 1976-77, and the Resident Writer at the Centre Culturale della Fondazione Rockefeller, Bellagio, Italy in 1986. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India. However, he returned the award in 2015 as a mark of protest against the growing 'moral asymmetry' in the country. In 2017, he was awarded the Kanhaiyalal Lifetime Poetry Award at the Jaipur Literature Festival. He currently lives in Cuttack, Odisha.
  • Struggles with ...

    $ 16

    About the author

    Mustansir Dalvi was born in Bombay. He teaches architecture in Mumbai. His poems are included in the anthologies: These My Words: The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry (Eunice de Souza and Melanie Silgardo, editors); Mind Mutations (Sirrus Poe, editor); The Bigbridge Online Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry (Menka Shivdasani, editor); The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India (Vivekanand Jha, editor); To Catch a Poem: An Anthology of Poetry for Young People (Jane Bhandari and Anju Makhija, editors); and The Enchanting Verses Literary Review (online, Abhay K, editor). Mustansir Dalvi’s 2012 English translation of Muhammad Iqbal’s influential Shikwa and Jawaab-e-Shikwa from the Urdu as Taking Issue and Allah’s Answer (Penguin Classics) has been described as ‘insolent and heretical’ and makes Iqbal’s verse accessible to the modern reader. This book was awarded Runner Up for Best Translation at the Muse India National Literary Award in 2012. His translations of the Sufi mystic poet Rahim are published in the anthology Eating God: a Book of Bhakti Poetry (Arundhati Subramanium, editor). His most recent book is struggles with imagined gods – selected translations of the poems of Hemant Divate from the Marathi, published by Poetrywala in 2014. Brouhahas of Cocks is his first book of poems in English published by Poetrywala in 2013. Mustansir Dalvi’s poems have been translated into French, Croatian and Marathi.
  • Seven Deaths &#...

    $ 12

    About the author

    Anand Thakore was born in Mumbai in 1971. He spent a part of his childhood in Britain and has lived in India since then.Waking in December 2001, Elephant Bathing 2012 and Mughal Sequence 2012 are his three collections of poetry. A Hindustani classical vocalist, he trained for many years with Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande and has given concerts in various parts of the country. He is the founder of Harbour Line, a publishing collective, and runsKshitij, an interactive forum for musicians. He holds an MA in English literature and is the recipient of a National Scholarship for music, a grant from the Charles Wallace India trust and theSur-Maniaward for excellence in musical performance.
  • COLLECTED POEMS

    $ 60

    About the author

    Jayanta Mahapatra (1928) is a bilingual poet. He has published over 40 volumes of poetry in English and Odia, translations, short stories, essays, and memoirs, and has been featured in numerous anthologies. His first two volumes of poetry in English—Close the Sky (Calcutta, Dialogue Publication) and Svayamvara and Other Poems (Calcutta, Writers Workshop)—were published in 1971. In the late seventies, he founded and edited Chandrabhaga, a literary magazine dedicated to Indian writing. He is the first Indian poet writing in English to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry in 1981. He is also the recipient of the Jacob Glatstein Memorial Award for Poetry in 1975, the Allen Tate Poetry Prize from The Sewanee Review, and the SAARC Literary Award, both in 2009. He has been a Visiting Writer at the International Writing Program, Iowa City in 1976-77, and the Resident Writer at the Centre Culturale della Fondazione Rockefeller, Bellagio, Italy in 1986. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India. However, he returned the award in 2015 as a mark of protest against the growing 'moral asymmetry' in the country. In 2017, he was awarded the Kanhaiyalal Lifetime Poetry Award at the Jaipur Literature Festival. He currently lives in Cuttack, Odisha.
  • Struggles with ...

    $ 16

    About the author

    Mustansir Dalvi was born in Bombay. He teaches architecture in Mumbai. His poems are included in the anthologies: These My Words: The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry (Eunice de Souza and Melanie Silgardo, editors); Mind Mutations (Sirrus Poe, editor); The Bigbridge Online Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry (Menka Shivdasani, editor); The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India (Vivekanand Jha, editor); To Catch a Poem: An Anthology of Poetry for Young People (Jane Bhandari and Anju Makhija, editors); and The Enchanting Verses Literary Review (online, Abhay K, editor). Mustansir Dalvi’s 2012 English translation of Muhammad Iqbal’s influential Shikwa and Jawaab-e-Shikwa from the Urdu as Taking Issue and Allah’s Answer (Penguin Classics) has been described as ‘insolent and heretical’ and makes Iqbal’s verse accessible to the modern reader. This book was awarded Runner Up for Best Translation at the Muse India National Literary Award in 2012. His translations of the Sufi mystic poet Rahim are published in the anthology Eating God: a Book of Bhakti Poetry (Arundhati Subramanium, editor). His most recent book is struggles with imagined gods – selected translations of the poems of Hemant Divate from the Marathi, published by Poetrywala in 2014. Brouhahas of Cocks is his first book of poems in English published by Poetrywala in 2013. Mustansir Dalvi’s poems have been translated into French, Croatian and Marathi.
  • Seven Deaths &#...

    $ 12

    About the author

    Anand Thakore was born in Mumbai in 1971. He spent a part of his childhood in Britain and has lived in India since then.Waking in December 2001, Elephant Bathing 2012 and Mughal Sequence 2012 are his three collections of poetry. A Hindustani classical vocalist, he trained for many years with Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande and has given concerts in various parts of the country. He is the founder of Harbour Line, a publishing collective, and runsKshitij, an interactive forum for musicians. He holds an MA in English literature and is the recipient of a National Scholarship for music, a grant from the Charles Wallace India trust and theSur-Maniaward for excellence in musical performance.

“We have been part of the publishing industry for nearly three decades.”

In 1992, Marathi poet Hemant Divate started a little magazine, Abhidha, a journal dedicated to new Marathi poetry, which metamorphosed, five years later, into AbhidhaNantar, a quarterly. The magazine refined – and redefined – the way in which Marathi poetry was received by presenting only the best modern poets and their works, and by providing a critical and cultural context through essays and literary criticism. A robust and receptive readership paved the way to AbhidhaNantar becoming a publishing imprint in the year 2000.

In 2003, Poetrywala was born. Initially dedicated to Marathi poetry, the ambit was extended to poetry in English and in translation. Today, with a list of over 100 titles, this indie press has done much to galvanise the poetry publishing scene in India, across languages, constituencies and markets.

When Hemant and his wife Smruti co-founded Paperwall Media & Publishing Pvt Ltd., Poetrywala continued to sit comfortably within the purview of Paperwall’s mission statement: To be a champion of intelligent writing and excellent quality; to be a hospitable home for literary aspirants and established authors alike; to be a force against the current of instant-success and easy-reads.

“With diversifications into other genres – prose, literary fiction, critical essays, and writing for young adults – our future looks busy, and bright!”

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