with an impish wit in the poems of E.V. Ramakrishnan. The lyric speaker fashions a unity from diverse strands of experience, whether contemplating the universe of the future in 'Tips For Living In An Expanding Universe' or listing the eccentricities of a man out of joint with the world in 'One Such Man'. A recurring observation is that human beings are falling away from language, whether shedding it like a skin in memorial silence ('Memorial Time') or losing it through sheer speed of technological progress ('Expanding Universe').
from The Caravan: Poetry: Four Poems