Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Great Regulars: The poems of Amlanjyoti Goswami are suffused

with bright detail, and enact persuasive lyric movements and epiphanies. But what is perhaps most striking and memorable about them is their insistent music, which sounds, almost independently of their verbal trajectories, a delicate equipoise between revelation and mystery. As we watch, through the windows they open, the play of the world--"All that going in, coming out/All that waiting"--we almost forget, like the woman of "Kamakhya", what we had come to ask.


from The Caravan: Poetry: Five Poems: Plans, Return, Places, Crossing the Street and Kamakhya


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