These are late night poems of the body that sing also of catastrophe, how wide it is, how easy, like “being in one place instead of another.” Anindita Sengupta’s new book is hot, harrowing and masterful. It will stay with me for a long time.
~ Jeet Thayil
Anindita Sengupta is a poet of the precise line, the measured image, of mediated passion, the sure ending. Her observation is acute, her politics seldom theatrical and her passage from one world to another and from the object to the spirit smooth and subtle. Her poetry proves that silk can wound and knife can flower.
~ Koyaparambanath Satchidanandan
They rise in this landscape, the ancients — old loves, myths, cities, secret revolutions. Anindita Sengupta’s language is forever old and forever new. Fretful, explosive, terrifying. Her poetry will leave you with beautiful scars.
~ Janice Pariat
Buy Walk Like Monsters from the Paperwall website here: www.paperwall.in
City of Water, Sahitya Akademi, 2010. You can order it from me by emailing me at anu.senguptaatgmaildotcom.
The Penguin Book of Indian Poets ed by Jeet Thayil (Penguin India, 2022). Buy it here: https://www.amazon.in/Penguin-Book-Indian-Poets/dp/0670096865
Witness: The Red River Book of Poetry of Dissent ed by Nabina Das (Red River, 2021): Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Witness-River-Book-Poetry-Dissent/dp/8194816475
The Yellow Nib Anthology of Indian Poetry (Yellow Nib UK, 2012)
Poetry with Prakriti (Prakriti Foundation, 2010)