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Ashtavakra and Other Poems

Authored By: Vineetha Mekkoth

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789386722522

Year of Publication: 2017

Pages: 122

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 175.00

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About the Book


In this debut poetry collection, Vineetha Mekkoth comes across as ‘a spirit untamed and free’, rearing to soar up unbounded, dreaming endlessly. Hers is a vibrant poetic voice, exquisitely sensitive too, which exhilarates, enchants and edifies. Her delicate linguistic craftsmanship leaves the reader with a lingering fragrance of a handful of joy, a pinch of salty tears and laughter, making the reader crave for more and more. 

- Dr Santosh Bakaya, Author of Ballad of Bapu, Where Are The Lilacs? and Flights From My Terrace


Vineetha Mekkoth’s poems delve into experiences with intensity and perceptiveness, analyzing them with sensitivity and with an elegance of language and lyricism that leaves the reader breathless.

Reena Prasad, Poet, co-author and co-editor of The Significant Anthology, Silhouette I and II and Other Short Fiction

About the Author


Vineetha Mekkoth is a poet, writer, translator, editor. Lives with her family in Calicut, Kerala. Works in the government sector. On the translators panel of the Kerala Sahitya Academy. Has published poems in various anthologies and literary websites. Her poems have been included in the Brian Wrixon anthologies 'Words on the Winds of Change' and 'Women of One World', and in the anthologies Divine Madness and Hung On The Cross. Also on the websites Langlit, Learning and Creativity, Readomania. She is co-editor of ‘A Dangerous Predicament and Other Snippets: The Great Balancing Act in Indian Families’ by SLN & Mithila Kannan published by Partridge Publishing India, 2014. She has been selected for the ICOP Critics Award for March 2015 and her poem chosen as the Poem of the Month, April 2015 by Destiny Poets, UK. She is a co-editor and participating poet of the anthology ‘Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered’. Her short story finds a place in the book ‘Silhouette I And II And Other Short Fiction’ published by Authorspress, 2017.