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Mandir, Mandal and the Muse

40UNDER40:ANANTHOLOGYOFPOST-GLOBALISATIONPOETRY Author:NabinaDasandSemeenAli(Eds) Publisher:Poetrywala Price:Rs399 Pages:185 Inhis"APoet'sAdvicetoStudents",EECummingswrites:"Apoetissomebodywhofeelsandexpresseshisfeelingsthroughwords./Thatmaysoundeasy.Itisn't."Besidesthesheerdifficultyoftheartform-andwritingpoetryisstarklydifferentfromanyotherkindofwriting-thematerialconditionsthatyoungpoetsareconfrontedwithincontemporarytimescanbedaunting:Poetsdon'tmakelivingby ...