Authored By: Athi
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 52||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 16.52|
Through this series of poems divided into nine sections, Athi tries to reveal the possibilities in life that awaits all those who are prepared, willing to do hard-work, take chances and grow. It is also a homage to death, in whose arms we all must one day gracefully surrender, and to the dead, who has the power to speak from beyond the grave. Before We Turn Back to Dust is a silent upward flight of the human soul. It takes the reader on a journey between two worlds; the seen and the unseen.
This is the second book of poems by Athi (Bivin A. Peter), whose first collection of poems Cud on a Plate was published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata. Of Athi’s debut collection of poems Jayanta Mahapatra wrote: “I opened Cud on a Plate to find poetry inside. You have poetry in you, Athi—not stray, febrile poems. Poetry, first of all is an expression of life, and you have laid your emphasis on truths that have emanated right from your heart”.