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Reflections In Silhouette

Subtitle: A book of love poems

Authored By: Gopikrishnan Kottoor

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789387281523

Year of Publication: 2018

Pages: 100

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 175.00

                             Price in (USA) $. 29.95

Inclusive of All Taxes (After 30% Discount on the Printed Price)

Book Description

Book Contents


About the Book


Gopikrishnan Kottoor’s Reflections in Silhouette is a daringly original collection of ninety love poems that at times verges on the erotic in the typical Indian tradition of the Prakrit love poems, Sangam poems, or Jayadeva’s Gita Govindam. They reassure us, that neither Shakespeare, Pablo Neruda, nor Yannis Ritsos have completely exhausted the regenerative potential of love poetry, and that fresh metaphors, novel phrases and evocative images – 'laughing fire', 'lips breaking into mushrooms', 'bright seeds of red falling upon coffin cracks and bursting open in midnight rain', 'rabbit quietness', 'memory's coloured fall', 'the (lover's) tongue curving in (the beloved's) origami' – can revitalize the romantic tradition and make it truly contemporary.

A real treat to the readers of love poetry.

K. Satchidanandan,Winner of the Ezhuthachan Award, 2017

About the Author


Gopikrishnan Kottoor has won several prestigious awards for his poetry including the All India Poetry Prize, (Poetry Society) 2017. He has attended Poetry residencies and Poetry studies in Europe and the US. His poems have appeared in leading poetry journals both in India, and abroad. He founded Poetry Chain that conducts regular poetry readings and workshops. Reflections in Silhouette is Kottoor’s fourteenth book of poems. He lives in Trivandrum, Kerala.