Jeet Thayil was nearly born in the middle of the Muhattapuzha River. The current has kept him ever since. (‘Who among us will escape the. As starlight, as ash or rain, as a smear on the moon, as a tree, say a champakali, as a leaf or a man impersonating a leaf torn into shreds and fed to the . Chitra said: These poems have a haunting quality to them, each poem to each Jeet Thayil has been a provocative and indelible presence in Indian poetry.

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A fitting pest-control to the junk being published in the recent years, indeed! It is made available here without charge for personal use only. Jasmine K rated it liked it Oct 17, Only poetry is not shit: The poetry books are out of print, but that is as it should be if you’re an Indian poet writing in English.

In those moments, he cries. The grids belong to you. At jeett, exhausted by toil, he falls deep into the dreamless light changes, the dead or dying sea.

‘Unhappiness is a kind of yoga…’: Five poems by Jeet Thayil

Too shy to introduce himself, Thayil left. Your soldiers are of all ages, genders and religious denominations. Retrieved 9 June Years later, when Thayil was 26 and living in the YMCA in Mumbai, working in advertising, writing poems, he went to hear the older poet read in a cafe. For various reasons, I am unable to equal the poems in that book and it pofms to me that if you cannot equal or improve on your last book, it is better not to publish at all.


SuyashJ rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Show 25 25 50 All. Thayil remembers his grandmother was able to recite all the words of the service, though she did not know what they meant. The Guide by R. His Delhi-based band is Poemd Dirty.

‘Unhappiness is a kind of yoga…’: Five poems by Jeet Thayil

The world is old and set in its ways, and K. When you skip town, the wind on the street says your name.

Want to Read saving…. The views and opinions expressed thayli this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of DailyO. Retrieved 26 January The result is a mapping that excites, exhilarates and disturbs.

Jeet Thayil

He was welcoming and would try to help you if he could. Ieet 11, Swrang Varma rated it it was amazing. Poem already on my list.

To equal Bombay as a subject you would have to go much further than the merely nostalgic will allow. Thayil was born in and grew up in a Syrian Christian family in Kerala, south India; his father is the critically acclaimed journalist and biographer TJS George. No one escapes your influence. In other projects Wikiquote.


These poems have a haunting quality to them, each poem to each person who has different lives and experiences. It may not be stored, displayed, published, reproduced, or used for any other purpose without prior and written permission by Poetry International.

He could be my soulmate. Lists with This Book. The world is code, smoke signals the dead have left us to decipher, knowing we cannot.


K,Penguin India, forthcoming. Time, once a friend, is now the enemy. The thick air is alive with chemicals. A mountain moves and nobody notices. This is my life and these are my collected poems. While Chocolate Saints is dedicated to Moraes, the dedication in Narcopolis reads: Kruttika Nadig rated it really meet it Nov 20, India and the End of Diaspora Routledge ,