Hereafter

By (author)Sabitha Satchi
ISBN: 978-81-943157-3-5
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ABOUT THE BOOK

Hereafter is astonishing as a first volume, each poem adroitly handled with the freshness of youth and  the ability only maturity grants. It could stand out with the best  poetry on equal terms . I found each poem tightly structured, with not a word out of place. Only a gifted poet assured of her abilities would attempt to ‘tease  the contours of a poetic line… to coax it out of its taut shell.’  Stuck in my memory are the lines from an anti war poem:

where every supper could be the last / where every candle is lit for the dead / where every prayer is a cry of the living / where every string is tuned to a requiem.

-Keki N. Daruwalla

Sophisticated, intelligent poetry for an international readership, marked by a flair for history and genuine compassion for sentient beings.  Sabitha is as much at home with the ordinary as she is with

the bizarre:

At two at night

   a bloated Lord Krishna

   floats up, dead

   in the Yamuna. 

One is not likely to forget such lines in a hurry. What a debut! Where does she go from here? I’m already looking forward to her next book.

        -Gabriel Rosenstock