Launch of ‘Hibiscus’ amid new normal

We are known for arranging events and book launches across India. During these difficult times, we can’t ignore government regulations and conduct public shows. Moreover, COVID-19 has impacted our lifestyle; we want to safeguard us from a fatal microbe and be safe. This is our first attempt of launching a book in-house — The Descent of Muse is our creative studio in Calcutta. Kiriti Sengupta, the chief editor of the collection, unveils Hibiscus along with Bitan Chakraborty, founder of Hawakal Publishers. Sengupta reads excerpts from the preamble, followed by a reading of his favorite 4 poems from the anthology.

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9 responses to “Launch of ‘Hibiscus’ amid new normal”

  1. Dear Kiriti,
    I liked the way you recited the poems, making me feel the various hues on the Hibiscus, breaking free thereby brightening the sky of our consciousness.The pandemic may remain for a longer time, but we may walk ahead healed and empowered to enter a new age of cosmic reality and its sudden realisation. Let the Hibiscus bloom like the sun and blow like the wind, touching the hearts of all, ironically like the virus, inclusively and utterly in a non-discriminating manner!

    Wish you the best!

  2. Simple and lovely! It’s great to see the books. I look forward to seeing my copy in the mail soon!

  3. pleasure though in virtual reality.
    Best wishes.
    Wribhu Chattopadhyay

  4. I have my copy (Ok, my husband may have bought a few more). After post-dinner chores are done I snuggle on the couch with a cup of cocoa and read the poems. It’s the perfect way to end the day.

  5. I appreciate the simplicity of your reading choices. Morphie is a cute and charming poem with some irony. I think my favorite of the four is the Native American prayer by Michael. Buffalo keeping the grass at a noble height. The thought is lovely.

  6. After the book launch in the UK and the USA, it’s happening in India! So excited, and waiting to hold a copy in my hands! The video whets our appetite for more. Congratulations to the Editorial Team and to all featured poets!

  7. As humanity burns in the flames of systemic injustice, Hibiscus blooms to heal our wounds, and to transform old sufferings into new beginnings.
    The launch of this exquisite anthology could not be more timely, and the authentic simplicity of the event was a balm in itself.
    our deep appreciation to Kiriti and co-editors Anu and Dustin, and to Bitan and the Hawakal team.

  8. Be calm. Be still . Be silent, content. There’s a powerful resonance in these words. Looking forward to reading these poems on healing and empowerment.

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