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Carefully Curated
Author:  Medha Singh,
Publisher:  PoetryPrimero
Publication Year:  2017
ISBN-13:  9789382749516
Language:  English
Edition:  1
Binding:  Paperback
Pages:  108
Price:  USD 16



About Ecdysis  
After reading the book, one is left with a haunting feeling of something that cannot be revived but lived only through the traces that it leaves in the mind. The poet dives deep into the labyrinths of time to fish out moments that are close to her. Details that would otherwise be overlooked take on a life of their own and narrate their stories for those who are willing to listen. Medha Singh's poems demand the reader to not be a mute spectator but feel these snippets of memories as much as they yearn to share. Powerful imagery and the attempt to capture them through words has been done beautifully.   - Semeen Ali For Medha Singh, the poem is often a subterfuge for story; the desire to be a poet is a circularity of purpose; and poetry itself is the beginning and end of trust. Prickling in all directions, uneven, at times unsteady, she chases “itinerant darkness[es]”, achieves rare moments of equanimity, even grace. Mundane reality is a fitting anti-climax, closure an escape. Her attempts to look at language coldly from the outside can be overruled, even overwhelmed, by her experiencing it from the inside. Through a series of situations and speculations, she approaches the “hard broken texture[s]” of words with dread, with love, with greed. - Sampurna Chattarji

After reading the book, one is left with a haunting feeling of something that cannot be revived but lived only through the traces that it leaves in the mind. The poet dives deep into the labyrinths of time to fish out moments that are close to her.

Details that would otherwise be overlooked take on a life of their own and narrate their stories for those who are willing to listen. Medha Singh's poems demand the reader to not be a mute spectator but feel these snippets of memories as much as they yearn to share. Powerful imagery and the attempt to capture them through words has been done beautifully.   - Semeen Ali

For Medha Singh, the poem is often a subterfuge for story; the desire to be a poet is a circularity of purpose; and poetry itself is the beginning and end of trust. Prickling in all directions, uneven, at times unsteady, she chases “itinerant darkness[es]”, achieves rare moments of equanimity, even grace. Mundane reality is a fitting anti-climax, closure an escape.

Her attempts to look at language coldly from the outside can be overruled, even overwhelmed, by her experiencing it from the inside. Through a series of situations and speculations, she approaches the “hard broken texture[s]” of words with dread, with love, with greed. - Sampurna Chattarji


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