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Book launch: NINE, A book of poems by Anupama Raju

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Date(s) - 31/10/2015
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Alliance Française de Trivandrum


Ninee Invitation 1Book launch: NINE, A book of poems by Anupama Raju
31 October, 2015, 10.00am @ Alliance Française de Trivandrum

Dr Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, will launch the book at Alliance Française de Trivandrum, Forest Office Lane, Vazhuthacaud on Saturday, 31 October 2015 at 10 am.

NINE is Anupama Raju’s first book of poems, and attempts to explore the visceral nature of human emotions. Describing the book, poet and writer K. Satchidanandan says: “Anupama Raju has mastered the right simile, the apt image, the terse line. Love, poetry, journeys, places, moods, relations: her poetry is inclusive and intimate; her verbal iconography, rich with resonances. She can be passionate without being sentimental, ironic without being cynical and economic without being soulless and dry.”


Published by Speaking Tiger Publishing, the book is also supported by the Mumbai-based Jehangir Sabavala Foundation. It was launched in Mumbai in September this year by poets Arundhathi Subramaniam and Jerry Pinto.


Anupama, whose work has been widely published in anthologies and journals including the Harper Collins Anthology of Modern Poetry by Indians, Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature, Caravan magazine and The Little Magazine, is also a freelance literary journalist and translator. She lives in Thiruvananthapuram where she works in communications in a leading multi-national digital technology company.