Kala Krishnan Ramesh’s Second Volume of Poetry “Offer Him All Things, Charred Burned & Cindered to be Published by Westland
Offer Him All Things, Charred Burned & Cindered
Kala Krishnan Ramesh
(Releasing 3 Sept 2018)
One of our best regarded poets in English, Kala Krishnan Ramesh is back with her second volume of poetry, which is an offering to the God of Karatagama.
The book is written in the form of Sutras to the god, who is muse and lover and divine all at once.
He is a god, an ideal, a magnet for the women who flock to him. They are scribes, editors, messengers, scholars. Some are warriors, some run households while others run kingdoms, and they are all involved in varying degrees with him, the god Murugan. He, on his part, is equally, hopelessly, in love with some of them.
A play of words and ideas united by the theme of prayer, this is an emotionally charged and deeply sensual collection of love poems.
Kala Krishnan Ramesh lives and teaches in a college in Bengaluru.
Her first book, He is Honey, Salt and the Most Perfect Grammar, was an invocation to the god Murugan, and was published to several excellent reviews.
Price: 399 INR | Imprint: Context | Pub date: 3 Sept 2018 | Pages: 208