A Yaksha in America

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Authors

Thachom Poyil Rajeevan

Imprint

Poetrywala

Publication Year

2018

Language

English

Edition

1

Binding

Paperback

Pages

112

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ISBN-13 : 9789382749844
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The journeys, imaginary and real, that Thachom Poyil Rajeevan undertakes in A Yaksha in America: Selected and New Poems reveal the range of his interests and the breadth of his achievement. Like the subject of his poem, “Vasco de Gama,” he has chosen “to set off on another voyage/ To discover my own country,” and what he finds on page after page is what it means to be a sojourner in this world. His poems are at once accessible, surprising, and deeply moving. This is a beautiful book.
-Christopher Merrill
author of Self-Portrait with Dogwood and Director, International Writing Programme, Iowa University

Thachom Poyil Rajeevan’s poetic voice stands out as a distinct phenomenon in the diverse and dispersed polyphony of contemporary poetry. The range of his themes and his clarity and force are challenging, simulating and unmistakable. His poetry transcends the political, yet is immediate and contemporary, it is local, personal, yet eschews the tradition of the exceptional individual. A brilliant poet.
-Amir Or
Hebrew poet, translator and Editor-in-Chief, Helicon series of poetry

The strength of Thachom Poyil Rajeevan’s poetry is rooted in the authentic evocation of the South Indian landscape of Kerala, especially his ability to do so with acute detail and clarity. We can smell, feel, and participate fully in the world he paints with his words. The inherent overlaying of the Malayalam and English tongues adds a subtle, but an important linguistic texture to his poetry. A welcome addition to contemporary English poetry in India.
-Sudeep Sen
Poetry Magazine

About the author

Thachom Poyil Rajeevan writes in Malayalam and English. In English, he has published two poetry collections, Kannaki and He Who Was Gone Thus, and a novel, Undying Echoes of Silence. He has also edited an anthology of poems, Third Word: Post Socialist Poetry with the Croatian poet, Lana Derkac. His published works in Malayalam include three novels, six poetry collections, a travelogue, and an essay collection. He won the Kerala State Sahitya Akademi Award for the best novelist in 2014 and two of his novels in Malayalam were made into movies. His poems have been translated into more than fourteen languages, including French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Macedonian, Uzbek, Croatian, Chinese, and Hebrew. He was awarded Iowa University’s International Writing Programme Fellowship, the Ledig House International Writer-in-Residence fellowship, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for a residency at its Bellagio Centre in Italy, and the Shanghai Writers’ Association’s Fellowship.

About the author

Thachom Poyil Rajeevan writes in Malayalam and English. In English, he has published two poetry collections, Kannaki and He Who Was Gone Thus, and a novel, Undying Echoes of Silence. He has also edited an anthology of poems, Third Word: Post Socialist Poetry with the Croatian poet, Lana Derkac. His published works in Malayalam include three novels, six poetry collections, a travelogue, and an essay collection. He won the Kerala State Sahitya Akademi Award for the best novelist in 2014 and two of his novels in Malayalam were made into movies. His poems have been translated into more than fourteen languages, including French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Macedonian, Uzbek, Croatian, Chinese, and Hebrew. He was awarded Iowa University’s International Writing Programme Fellowship, the Ledig House International Writer-in-Residence fellowship, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for a residency at its Bellagio Centre in Italy, and the Shanghai Writers’ Association’s Fellowship.

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