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The Lonely Drummer & Other Poems

January 6, 2018 • By

Rajive reviews The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems by Abhishek Goswami for BooksToRead

Accidentally, I began reading this book randomly and first picked up the poem entitled The Ideal Candidate and believe me, that was perfect entertainment in the form of poetry! Abhishek Goswami, the poet with his debut collection The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems, has penned many poems as humorous as this one and many ones very serious and packed with some quality poetry as well. Today, I will be writing about his debut poetry collection and will share my experience with the book The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems.READ MORE


The Complete Poems of John Keats: Wordsworth Editions

November 12, 2017 • By

Poetry collections are often a respite for the persons who are marred by the whimsical world which is offended by just nothing… those who love literature and also those who have nothing to do with it, a good poem will always be good – irrespective of gender, caste, creed and race… poetry does not know any boundaries and nor do the lovers of poetry. Today, I will be reviewing The Complete Poems of John Keats (Wordsworth Editions). This is a collection which was also in my University syllabus and I had the luxurious chance to read and reread it many times and sometimes just the random readings. Today, I will share my opinions and experiences with this poetry collection of John Keats.READ MORE


An Apology for Shakespeare

September 27, 2017 • By

Poetry as a form of art and poetry as a genre of literature might seem quite equal in nature but in my view, these two things are certainly different! Poetry as a form of art may not have certain parameters and dimensions which might limit it to a certain form. For example, if I wish, I can show my life as a poetry. However, on the other hand, poetry is a genre of literature has its limitations and frontiers. A person cannot writer absurdity and name it poetry. Yes, there are prose poems today and that is extreme that we could do. Some good works, which are in rare today, of course, let us enjoy the poetry in its best form! I am reviewing one such book today which is titled An Apology for Shakespeare. According to the poet, S A Joseph, he has written a defence of poetry in this modern age because he feels that poetry as a form of art is decaying every day. We might differ in our opinions but we all have our concerns for poetry and we cannot write off the burden at once.READ MORE


Palgrave’s Golden Treasury

March 30, 2017 • By

The only book that I bought during the first month of my graduation was Palgrave’s Golden Treasury – the book of poetry collection which features poems by a bunch of poets. I was never into poetry before I started studying English Literature in my graduation. However, once I came into contact with this book, the scenario was changed! I was, as if, into an another world which offered my reading quotient an asylum which I was ever longing for… READ MORE