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Kushal Poddar
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Five of my poems are included in this anthology, available on Amazon. Do not forget still some of the copies of the chapbook "The Circus Came To My Island"is available... for details message me @ Facebook.

http://www.amazon.com/Eccentric-Press-Poetry-Anthology-Volume/dp/1502786338/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
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 Because you wished for something good happens To Me, Here Comes The First Printed Chapbook (10 pages) Printed for Ten Leaves Poetry Series by Spare Change Press of David B.McCoy, what a joy.

If You desire An Autographed Copy of ''The Circus Came To My Island'' For $4/ + postage, Please contact me.
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+Donna Snyder For you it is free! You can do a review of ten poems and post at Mago and other places, if you desire so. Please mail you your full mailing address.

Now only 18 left to distribute. 
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As you know, my poem is chosen for Best of 2014 by Vine Leaves Literary Journal 
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My piece, The Constant Part of My Dream, is included in Hurricane Press's new print anthology, 'Life is a Roller Coaster'.

http://www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/the-best-of-vine-leaves-literary-journal-2014.html
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Congratulations, Kushal. I did not know this about your poem.
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A candid article about the beauty and beast in me
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 Because you wished for something good happens To Me, Here Comes The First Printed Chapbook (10 pages) Printed for Ten Leaves Poetry Series by Spare Change Press of David B.McCoy, what a joy.

If You desire An Autographed Copy of ''The Circus Came To My Island'' For $4/ + postage, Please contact me.
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 Because you wished for something good happens To Me, Here Comes The First Printed Chapbook (10 pages) Printed for Ten Leaves Poetry Series by Spare Change Press of David B.McCoy, what a joy.

If You desire An Autographed Copy of ''The Circus Came To My Island'' For $4/ + postage, Please contact me.
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They say, the greatest trick of magic is transformation. Here my words are transformed by Hank's voice. Hank Beukema, the haunting drama of your voice and the choice of music deserves a standing ovation. Bravo. I even wondered if these words are mine.... They seem much more magical. May I present -
In magical voice of Hank Beukema, my poem- They Say, This door
They Say, This Door - Written by Kushal Poddar - Spoken by Hank Beukema 
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My poem, Autumn, slated for publication on Jellyfish Whispers on September 30. Additionally, more cheers- my poems, Am I Awake and A Plumule on Water, are slated for publication on Pyrokinection on October 16.
So keep your eyes on this space.
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Vote me up here: http://discussion.theguardian.com/comment-permalink/40456938

Gained the moon, bright,
at the expense 
of waning Pleiades.

Oh, Sappho, I sigh.

The sailboat of mind
caught in shallow tide,
lone I heave and haul.
by Kushal Poddar
The passionate words of Sappho have been reinterpreted with each modern age; now it is your turn – pen new versions of her musings on moonlight and death
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About him:

 

 

Born  in a warm corner  of India, a lone child and brought up with his shadow mates, Kushal Poddar (1977- ) began writing verse at the age of six. He adopted his second tongue as the language to dream on. Widely published in several countries, prestigious anthologies included Men In The Company of Women, Penn International MK etc, Van Gogh’s Ear, been featured as the poet of the month by prestigious Tupelo Press and featured in various radio programs in Canada and USA and collaborated with photographers for an exhibition at Venice and with performers for several audio publications, he once answered in an Interview- "This morning a stranger from his seat next to mine in a public bus pointed out toward the sky, Does not the blue look like a child in a cradle?

This is the role of poetry in our society. Poetry is a tool to arrest the vast beyond within the canvas of personal experience. To limit the limitless so our thirst and longing for it remains unquenched. And hence I write."

He was hailed by several authors as ‘the finest Indian Poets writing in English’.

He is presently living at Kolkata and writing poetry, fictions and scripts for short films when not engaged in his day job as a counsel/ lawyer in the High Court At Calcutta. The forthcoming books are “Kafka Dreamed Of Paprika” and “A Place For Your Ghost Animals”.

 

 

 

List of some random writings and performance art performed by others:

http://tupelopress.wordpress.com/3030-project/3030-project-december-2013/

http://www.redfez.net/nonfiction/512

http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1311.pdf

http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?p=4901

http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?p=3666

http://annmarcaida.tumblr.com/post/56073593775/dream-elephants-poem-by-kushal-poddar

http://www.dressingroompoetryjournal.com/kushal-poddar.html

http://bluecygnus.com/indwork.php?x=43

http://annmarcaida.tumblr.com/post/72868126160/at-the-premise-of-the-departed-poem-by-kushal-poddar

http://annmarcaida.tumblr.com/post/58507948242/our-dying-logics-poem-by-kushal-poddar

http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/kushal_poddar1.html

http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/issue4/kushal_poddar1.html

http://theriverjournal.org/2011/09/02/poetry-kushal-poddar/ http://www.squalorly.com/poetry/three-poems-kushal-poddar

http://makeapoemnoisehere.blogspot.in/2013/03/two-poems-by-kushal-poddar.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qcRWIhAOvs

 

 

The Others On him:

 

The little I read in Indian English I like Kushal Poddar's poems who apparently wedded his surroundings with a boundary-less philosophy without translating his thoughts. Apparently he has established himself as a considerable figure in this field.

I wish him all the success in the path he has chosen.-

Malay Roychoudhury, Poet and Peer of Hungry Generation Poetry

A-504 Krishna Palace, Asha Nagar


Kushal Poddar's poetic voice is exploratory and revealing of his personal environment and modern India as a whole. His poems reflect acute observation, rumination and a vast range of emotions that turn his world into your world. In verse that is powerful, elegant, and many times surreal, Kushal gets to the heart of the matter, leaving the reader wanting to know more.

–Shikha Malaviya, Poet & Writer

 

The young Indian talent Kushal Poddar must have been born with the great gift of poetic perceptions and insight, a rare ability attached to a degree of seership. That he brings such things to bear in complex English English- a minefield of subtleties, as opposed to his native language is a chosen challenge that he has almost totally overcome. In someway I hope that he never fully succeeds at this task because, at present, he has crafted a voice that I find unique in the world of poetics. His star is approaching greatness and he has the potential to be a writer that belongs to India as much as to the world at large.'

Chris Madoch, Poet, Artist, Publisher

 

As a reader, you will find yourself transfixed in the fragile beauty of the narratives that Kushal crafts; stories painted from the landscape of his birth that are as understated as they are powerful. As his publisher, I can say that his craft is at a level that escapes most who deign to undertake our craft and sullen art; not a word missing or needed; his brush laid perfectly down when the emotion of the moment he immersed you in has taken you away. His is a powerful voice.

Larry Kuechlin, Poet and Publisher at Alabaster & Mercury

 

Kushal Poddar has, for me, been an enlightening experience. He has the gift of luring his reader into traveling with him on an almost mystical journey. The evocative and subtle nuances of his work have an almost opium den quality in that the reader finds his or her thoughts slowly expanding with curiosities piqued and begging for the satisfaction of answers painted in words lush and rich without being over-blown. I’ve always found Kushals work to be immensely thought provoking, bringing me back to his stanzas repeatedly, and finding, with each visit, a new layer to be peeled back in quiet contemplation and merciful comprehension. His visuals are snake charmer enchanting; his readers have no idea how or when the magic overwhelmed them, nor do they care. Kushals readers are happy only that they have found themselves under the spell and magic of his poetry, as this reader has thankfully found herself time and time again. Kushal Poddar is one of a kind.

 Alicia Winski/Editor-In-Chief NightWing Publications,  Seattle, Washington

 

I have been reading Kushal Poddar's poetry for some years now. I find the work refreshing -- crisp, concise, with beautiful imagery and a wonderful use of subtlety, especially where irony is concerned. He shows, versus tells, and, in just an 8 or 10-line poem, evinces a vision of the world that has, as core, an essential quality of wonder, of awe, and of instruction without moralizing. He does what the finest poets do: connects things in new ways, producing, with deft and authoritative (though never overbearing) mastery, poetry that is arresting and multi-layered. Symbolist, imagist at heart, he creates little mysteries which sometimes take a it of unraveling, but are always worth the effort. Poddar finds poetry everywhere; his sensibility is catholic, and his craft is commendable for its keen observations, its wit, its unique turns of phrase, its wisdom, and, not the least, its universality.

Julie K. Shavin, poet, pianist USA

 

Kushal Poddar has the ability to connect to the reader with his poetry. His poems cover diverse topics and they are gritty and realistic. In the shallowness of the digital age, Kushal makes a powerful statement with his poems and he is fearless in his writing. His pen is original and he captures the subject matter in his poems without being melodramatic and clichéd. His seamless blend of emotions enlivens his poetry.

Mamta Madhavan, Poet, Journalist

 

 Kushal Poddar is indeed one of the most dedicated of The Modern Day Poets out there today. ..Never missing a beat, his work always has Meaning for the Reader to decipher.

Lisa Dabrowski, Poet, Author

 


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