Authored By: Kanchan Chatterjee
Year of Publication: 2020
|Pages: 68||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 16.52|
There is a glowing orange coal between the ash and the as-yet unburnt stick of incense; Chatterjee’s haiku are like that coal, quietly intense and subtly moving. His poems take us on strolls through morning markets, where we note and care about the tea sellers and vendors. In Scattered Leaves, we pass through the fields and holidays of India, and encounter the sharp edges of modernity poking through. Chatterjee’s poems linger, like whiffs of incense that curl in the upper corners of a room, adding a new dimension to the air we breathe.
~ Kit Pancoast Nagamura is an award winning haiku poet and photographer and a regular contributor to the ‘Japan Times’. She conducted the ‘NHK haiku Masters’, a program aired on NHK TV, Japan’s official TV broadcaster.
Kanchan Chatterjee is a revenue officer in Government of India.
He writes poems especially Japanese style poems, e.g. haiku, tanka and haibun. He has won several awards for his haiku, tanka and haibun from Japan, USA, Romania, Poland, India etc. He has been published regularly in various online haiku and other poetry journals e.g. ‘Frogpond’, ‘The Heron’s Nest’, ‘Wales Haiku Journal’, ‘Cattails’, ‘Asahi Haikuist Network’, ‘Mainichi Daily Haiku’, ‘Akitsu Quarterly’, ‘Fox Poetry Box’, ‘A hundred gourds’, ‘Modern Haiku’, ‘Chrysenthimum’, ‘The Haiku Foundation’, ‘Under the Basho’, ‘Presence’, ‘Chrysanthemum’, ‘Walesh haiku journal’ etc. His haiku appeared regularly in Japan’s official broadcaster NHK’s program ‘Haiku Masters’, where he was selected as ‘Haiku master’ on more than one occasion. His poems were featured in a few Indian poetry anthologies e.g. ‘Beyond the Fields’ and a few others.
He was a ‘Pushcart Award’ nominee in 2012.