There is a quality of familiarity and relevance that covers the poems Arjun Rajendran, one of the most versatile contemporary Indian poets today.
His first collection of the snake came, published by Les Editions du Zaporozhia in 2014, was a delightful walk and vividly presented in his “snake-skin world looked soanpapdi” and “The doctor found a wax museum / in my ears: a Microcosm / people and things of the past. ”
Such notable effects also have a place in his second collection, The Cosmonaut in Rocket by Hergé, published by paperwall Media and Publications March 2017 in.
After a careful reading of his works, you can not question the man behind the poems, whose explorations move the beets to euthanasia, the demonetization of the beloved world Tintin – a world where the skin slowly slacks in an interview with Scroll .in.
“My first memory of poetry is probably the one I share with many others – Rhymes. Even if I could not know, I was referring to Black Death, the enactment of a ring ‘ring flooded my roses imagination with death.
How can there be something maternal in the sight of your partner collapsing on the ground? However, one poem I liked was to memorize The Hobo RL Stevenson. I hated school and it seemed liberating to get back to the person’s voice, “Rajendran recalled.
Years later, he read his first volume of contemporary poetry – The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz. He could not relate to most of her. “Kunitz was wise to make a mistake, and I completely lost myself until I read The Portrait, which was unlike anything I had ever read.
The poem begins with the lines: “My mother never forgave my father / kills me” and ends with “In my sixty-fourth year / I can feel my cheek / still burning.”
He began his wonderful love story with poetry, which found his poems in numerous magazines such as Star Berfrois Line, VAYAVYA, Mithila Review, literary magazine El Bombay, Sunflower collective, Eclectic and Asia Cha among others.
Speaking of his writing process, Rajendran explained that there are different ways of reaching a poem. “This is a process similar to a star in the corner of the eye to see clearly (astronomers call the” avoided view “).
I also like to build new lines and protected with a language to access my memories, stimulate new ideas of breaking memories, footnotes, notes, history, science, pop culture and hidden against each other ” .
Writing almost always happens at home and on a laptop. “The first and last lines are usually the ones that make the most changes, and it’s often the most convincing critique of the poem – if I like my first, I know I have a chance to fight to complete the poem.
Sometimes I feel very satisfied with certain lines and ideas, and they become an obstacle that prevents me from changing to something different, “he said, adding that the years between 2002 and 2010 were frustrating, where many novels / novels / games / Erotic / short stories and poems, most of which were incomplete and unsatisfactory.