In Dreams of the Sacred and Ephemeral,acclaimed poet Kiriti Sengupta brings his latest three books together into a single definitive collection that is both outwardly sweeping in its breadth and inwardly meditative. Across the three collections — My Glass of Wine, The Reverse Tree, and Healing Waters Floating Lamps— Sengupta showcases a rare skill as a poet. His ability to oscillate between the delicate nuances of the lyric and the metadiscursive ruminations of prose shows a writer and thinker engaged in a pursuit of the highest wisdom in the humblest of places. As such, Dreams of the Sacred and Ephemeral is a meditative journey. As Dr. Casey Dorman puts it in his review from The Statesman, “The journey is one that draws the reader further and further into personal reflection … from the world around us into the inner self. Worldly observations become the occasion for explorations of meanings: of the self and its status within the world and within consciousness, and of life’s journey from birth to death.” Sengupta’s groundbreaking trilogy offers poems for the questioning mind, the beating heart, and the soul.