Some books of poems i have, that have left some lasting impressions.
i brought this book from a second-hand book dealer in Pune. i think it was mainly to make an impression among my “intellectual” “friends”. But reading it changed my perspective about many things.
We Sinful Women. Inspired my first zine, much much later.
Namdeo Dhasal‘s book of poems, translated by Dilip Chitre, “Poet of the Underworld” contains some amazing bits from his iconic works like Golpitha, and Gandu Bagichaa.
There are plenty of other poets I like. I do not have their books with me though…
But Ghalib? I pick his book when I’m deliriously happy. And again, when I’m down in the pits.
Ghalib has saved me countless times. ‘nuf said.
Who are your favorites?