Velvet Grapes: drunk midnight poetry

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Call it a plague art or survival toolkit; this woozy-eyed chapbook was born out of the timely arrival of an ambiguous “date.” When a charming young man shows up just a day before lockdown in March 2020, a first-time poet resorts to manic woolgathering to shield herself from a world in turmoil, to numb her own fears and anxieties. Poetry, music, madness, and midnight coalesce in a delicious amber haze as she takes on a heartsick chase through days and months of uncertainty and exhaustion. Played out in domestic corniches and quiet parks, this crisp covid caper has its moments of tenderness and magic. In a year when so much had been taken away from humans, these short, velvety poems cuddle seeds of an emotional unraveling and a strange self-possession.

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Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 0.1 in





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Hawakal Publishers

Release Date

09 January 2021

About Author

Sneha Bhura is a journalist writing on arts and culture for The Week magazine in Delhi. Magazine reporting has been her one abiding interest since college. She studied English literature, journalism, and international relations and later found herself wending her way through prominent think tanks, publishing houses, and newsrooms, including Open magazine, Mint, and Fortune India. Velvet Grapes is her first chapbook.


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