September 28, 2023


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Book Review: Strokes of Solace by Sanjeev Sethi

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Poet and Critic Gopal Lahiri, reviews Sanjeev Sethi’s poetry collection Strokes of Solace (Published by Classix, an imprint of Hawakal- July 2022) calling them time-defying poems.

  • ISBN:978-93-91431-25-9
  • Publisher: CLASSIX, an imprint of Hawakal
  • Year: July 2022

In his latest collection of poems titled ‘Strokes of Solace’, Sanjeev Sethi finds a way to interrogate and transfigure a profound quietude in his poems, to bring forth what otherwise evades our consciousness. These strokes are not interposed by the poet. And each moment makes that coming into mindfulness accessible to others by constructing it into the organic structure of the poetry itself.

Many believe that poetry puts language in a state of emergence in the poetics of space. The form is the shape of the poem’s understanding, it’s way of being in the world, and it is the form that structures our experience. And we tend to agree that poetry is a soul inaugurating a form.

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