Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sanjeev Sethi- Two Poems

The recently released, This Summer and That Summer, (Bloomsbury) is Sanjeev Sethi’s third book of poems. His work also includes well-received volumes, Nine Summers Later and Suddenly For Someone. He has, at various phases of his career, written for newspapers, magazines, and journals. He has produced radio and television programs.
His poems have found a home in The London Magazine, The Fortnightly Review, Allegro Poetry Magazine,  Otoliths, Lemon Hound, Solstice Literary Magazine, Off the Coast Literary Journal, Synesthesia Literary Journal, Oddball Magazine, Hamilton Stone Review, Indian Literature, Journal of the Poetry Society (India), The Hindu, The Statesman, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.
Poems are forthcoming in Sentinel Literary Quarterly, and  Literary Orphans.

Well-versed tomes whitewashing
the inner maquette of maestros,
clutter literary hallways.
Does limelight rescue them
from their private curse?
Does arrival compose suffering?

Umpteen evenings 
spent drinking
to perks of partnership.
As absorption grew  
promises and premises
were swapped
with steam and spirit.
But the chessboard outside
the honky-tonk
had other theories…
I am on the wagon.

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