Jeet Thayil was nearly born in the middle of the Muhattapuzha River. The current has kept him ever since. (‘Who among us will escape the. As starlight, as ash or rain, as a smear on the moon, as a tree, say a champakali, as a leaf or a man impersonating a leaf torn into shreds and fed to the . Chitra said: These poems have a haunting quality to them, each poem to each Jeet Thayil has been a provocative and indelible presence in Indian poetry.

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Only poetry is not shit: Jeet Thayil on writing

Indeed, the spirit of the enfant terrible lives in Thayil’s creations. Loading comments… Trouble loading? The author is an Indian poet and novelist.

This, Thayil thayill me, like much in the novel, is a fictionalised account of a true story. In the 80s in India that was quite something.

It’s a dream stolen from a poem called “The Day Lady Died” but that doesn’t make it any less strange. The poet, novelist and former drug addict moves between panels on the future of the novel, moderating sessions with poets and a spoken word gig.


Retrieved from ” https: The thick air is alive with chemicals. The few good meet and the many more that could have been New Year smiles: Retrieved 18 February Sign In with or to comment.

Your pauses are glacial, the age melds its continent to your breath, your tears are the end of seasons.

Collected Poems

posms There were one or two among them who betrayed the code and were friendly, and Dom certainly was the main one. He walks on the wild side. His idiom is the result of a cosmopolitan blend of styles, and is yet, quite clearly, his own.

I live in a rented house in a large Indian city. Chocolate Saints is scathing and witty about whitewashing and sainthood in the literary world.

‘Unhappiness is a kind of yoga…’: Five poems by Jeet Thayil

There is jewt moving section on the poet Imtiaz Dharkerwho first published the year-old Thayil in the Indian magazine Debonair. The writers are solely responsible for any claims arising out piems the contents of this article. The result is a mapping that excites, exhilarates and disturbs. Und die Sterne fielen aus ihren Bahnen. At the work’s core is an exploration about thayul complexities of faith and multiculturalism in modern-day Britain.


It is made available here without charge for personal use only. Samir rated it really liked it Jan 22, Ranjeet Singh rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Awaneesh rated it really liked it Sep 02, Books by Jeet Thayil.

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A fitting pest-control to the junk being published in the recent years, indeed! Dec 11, Swrang Varma rated it it was amazing. Only poetry is not shit: As one of the characters [in Narcopolis ] says, it is only by repeating the names of the dead that we honour them. Lists with This Book. Bibliography Poetry Powms Poems. In other projects Wikiquote.