Authored By: Geethanjali Dilip & Akash Sagar
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 286||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 276.50||Price in (USA) $. 22.12|
Symbolizing the ebb and flow of life itself, rivers have been a mainstay of literature for millennia, transcending utilitarian purposes beyond sustaining and enabling the prospering of humanity.Poets have often waxed lyrical about rivers. Pens oar through the river’s course, in a tide that resonates with the life and journey of rivers, re-versing and reversing a brighter fate of rivers, to enrich this planet with this precious element, water, bestowed upon us. Float Poetry:Re-verse the riverswitnesses the confluence of muses meandering towards oceans, bounding in verses; verses that rhyme, gushing with a universal thought, wherein 73 prolific poets from across India and abroad, have voiced pleas and implorations for the cause of re-versing rivers. Visually impaired middle school pupils of The School for the blind, Shevapet, Salem, have contributed, envisioning cleaner rivers, as also veteran senior poets and a non-vocal, autistic young poet, all highlighting the importance of rivers.
The anthology is compiled, curated and edited by author, educationist and International Reuel Prize for Poetry (2017) recipient Geethanjali Dilip, and the extraordinarily talented, young, and emerging poet, Akash Sagar Chouhan. Lopa Banerjee, a versatile writer has embellished the book with her exquisite ‘Foreword”.
This collection is a concerted effort to‘re-verse’ the relationship between rivers and human beings, which has been subject to politicization via geographical disputes and physical exploitation. Richly and articulately expressed poetry, is sure to keep readers enthralled in the sections “The ink flows from golden pens”, “The Schoolyard Fountain”, “Poems by the uniquely-abled”, and “Poetry Floaters”.
Geethanjali Dilip: Book covers and anthologies read her as Geethanjali Dilip; a graduate in English literature from Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai. Also with linguistic skills honed as a French Post Graduate from Bangalore University, it’s been more than three decades now she’s been teaching French at her centre, Zone Francofone in Salem. In the field of Poetry and literature till now four of her co-authored works and compilations have seen the daylight titled as, “Between Moms and Sons I & II”, “The Virtual Reality” and “Plant Poetry” with renowned poets. Readers and fellow Poets also find her contributions on miscellaneous themes at various virtual spaces and e-mags like Plethora, Glomag, Duane’sblogspot, Destiny Poets UK, Differenttruths.com and many more.
Her solo anthology “Geethatmaa – The Soul Song” is in the offing.
Akash Sagar: Akash works in the BPO domain and has been a part of few anthologies. He has also compiled anthologies The Virtual Reality with Sparrow Books and Plant Poetry with Authorspress.