Wine-Kissed Poems

Ampat Varghese Koshy


Wine-Kissed Poems
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Authors: Dr Ampat Varghese Koshy and Jagari Mukherjee
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2814 KB
Published on: 5 August 2020

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Dedicated to wine, poetry, the spirit of the duet, the dialogic imagination, collaboration, song and to each other/us, as this beautiful collection of eighteen poems would not have happened otherwise.

The book Wine-kissed Poems by Dr Koshy AV & Jagari Mukherjee is a collection of eighteen poems based on the Sakhi concept found in Indian and Arabic/Persian/Urdu poetry, and extended to included poems to the Sakha as a response by Jagari Mukherjee here innovatively and beautifully.

The poems follow a pattern of starting with one to the Sakhi who then replies to her Sakha. First tentatively titled Wine-drenched Kisses, this renamed collection that may be extended in the future offers the readers a delightful experience akin to drinking cool goblets of wine in earthen pitchers to quench one’s thirst on a hot sweltering day and every reader who loves poetry will not only enjoy it but return to it repeatedly to get his or her fill of these tasteful and tasty draughts of the wine of ever-reviving poesie.

About Jagari Mukherjee

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Jagari Mukherjee

Jagari Mukherjee is a gold medalist in English Literature, a Best of the Net 2018 nominee, a DAAD scholar from Technical University, Dresden, Germany, and a Bear River alumna. Her poems and other creative pieces have been published in different venues both in India and abroad. Her latest book, The Elegant Nobody, was published by Hawakal Publishers in January 2020. She is the winner of the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2018 for Book Review, Poeisis Award for Excellence in Poetry 2019, and also the recipient of Reuel International Prize for Poetry 2019, among other awards. Jagari is a part of the Reviews team at The Blue Nib.






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About the Author

Dr Koshy A. V. is Assistant Professor in the English Department of Mount Carmel College Autonomous in Bangalore and was the Assistant Professor in Japan. He has written, co-written or co-edited eight books of criticism and poetry to his credit with authors like A.V. Varghese, Gorakhnath Gangane, Angel Meredith, Madhumita Ghosh, Zeenath Ibrahim, Rukhaya MK and Bina Biswas and one of them 'A Treatise on Poetry for Beginners' was reprinted once as 'Art of Poetry.'

He is a Pushcart Poetry Prize nominee (2012) and twice Highly Commended Poet in Destiny Poets UK ICOP (2013, 2014) and he was thrice featured in Camel Saloon’s The Hump for best poem/editor’s pick and once for best poem in Destiny Poets UK Website. Even as a child he won the Shankar's international award for writing. He is a reputed critic and expert on Samuel Beckett besides being a fiction writer and theoretician. His last books were Wake Up, India: Essays for Our Times, co-authored with Dr Bina Biswas and Mahesh Dattani's Plays: Staging the Invisibles co-edited with Bina Biswas. Three more are on the way, namely The Significant Anthology he is editing with Reena Prasad, a collection of stories to be published by Lifi and a collection of poetry with Bina Biswas and Pramila Khadun.

He has edited or co-edited many books including A Man Outside History by Naseer Ahmed Nasir and Inklinks: An Anthology by Poets Corner and a novel for Lifi. He instituted the Reuel International Literary Prize in 2014 and runs an autism NPO with his wife Anna Gabriel. The first prize was given to Dr Santosh Bakaya. He administers with the help of others the literary group Rejected Stuff on Facebook. His poems have been translated into Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, German and Malayalam.

He won World Bank’s Urgent Evoke and participated in European Union’s Edgeryders. He has been interviewed extensively. He has other degrees, diplomas and certificates to his credit besides his doctorate on Beckett. He attributes everything to God’s grace and the prayers and good wishes of his loved ones.

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