Hesitancies is Sanjeev Sethi’s fifth book of poems. He is in fine form: he broadens his gaze, looks deeper at himself and his settings. The timbre of a lived life follows his poetic trail. To read him is to recap a glimpse of the hand one is dealt with. His poems throb with edged sequences flirting with the savories of nuance playing footsie with the palette of possibilities. His inflection is irenic. He sutures the lesions with the fine thread of inventiveness. Hesitancies will hasp you to its interiority, urging you to seek oneness with its rhythms and residues.
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31 July 2021
Sanjeev Sethi is published in over thirty countries. His poems have found a home in more than 350 journals, anthologies, and online literary venues. Some credits: North Dakota Quarterly, Talking Writing, The Big Windows Review, Litbreak, The Recusant, The Sunday Tribune, M58 Poetry, Postcolonial Text, Indian Literature, and elsewhere. He has authored four books of poetry. Suddenly for Someone (1988, Atma Ram & Sons, Delhi), Nine Summers Later (1997, Har-Anand, New Delhi), This Summer and That Summer (2015, Bloomsbury, New Delhi), and Bleb (2021, Hybriddreich, Scotland). Sethi is the joint-winner of Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux organized by The Hedgehog Poetry Press UK. He is in the top 10 of the erbacce prize 2021. He lives in Mumbai.
Sanjeev Sethi is a skillful poet adept at handling short lines, long lines, unexpected syntax, and enjambments. However, he is at his best, I feel, in poems that have a delicate, momentary touch, a fleeting impression or insight. This is an enchanting and fascinating collection. I look forward to reading many more poems by this poet.
Mandy Pannett, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, UK
Sethi’s verse is informed with verve and a rare vitality, and should appeal to even those who might not otherwise be readers of poetry.
Jug Suraiya, The Speaking Tree, The Times of India
A rare body of work by a great poet.
Ev Petgrave, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, USA