New and collected poems by Kushal Poddar.
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24 September 2018
Kushal Poddar has rediscovered the language of magic. Language is not a rigid and singular entity. Just as it has space for various dialects, it also has space for various registers. In English there are definite registers for religious rituals, technical communication, legal correspondence, medical study, academic discourse, journalistic reportage, creative writing in various genres, and so on. To discover a new register is a challenge perhaps equal to that of creating a new symphony in music. Kushal Poddar has done exactly that. He has taken elements from the ancient gothic and put them in arrangements of the modern to derive a new composition, which forms the language of magic. And he has done so consistently. The poetry that we read in Eternity Restoration Project echoes the eternal because it has something that is there in our subconscious, the mystery and the awe, the fear and the agape. A poem may suddenly leap out of nowhere and go for the jugular like the lioness – perhaps that same lioness who is kept hungry all day and persuaded to do tricks in “Reading In-between” and you are asked to be her cub assuming she will not know the difference. Galatea Resurrects 2018