In deciding to create this anthology we wanted to carry on the theme of our two previously successful publications; Poetic Connections: Poems From Australia and India; and Building Bridges: Poems From Australia and India. The theme is broadly concerned with emancipation. Emancipation formally means, to set free , especially from social or political restrictions. Many of the poems in this collection indeed comment on political emancipation such as the plight of Tibetans in exile. However, some of the poems also deal with personal emancipation, that is, seeking freedom from habits or situations which in a sense bind us to unacceptable or tedious routines.
– Rob Harle & Jaydeep Sarangi (Editors)
Paperback: 98 pages
Publisher: Cyberwit.net (28 May 2014)
Package Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.7 x 1 cm
The Dance of the Peacock is a diverse collection of contemporary English poetry from India. The 151 poets represented in this book hail from the many different states of India as well as from the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. The poets between these covers range in age from 15 to 92. It is rare that one will find a more diverse collection of poets representing Indo-English poetry.
“The Dance of the Peacock, focused as it is on poetry in English by Indians and diasporic Indians, is also a celebration of diversity. This anthology is a brave attempt to capture something of the Indian English global poetry scene at this moment in time. It does not pretend to be a comprehensive collection; rather it is a genuine and rewarding sampler for the reader who would like an introduction to its riches.”
– Dr. Debjani Chatterjee, MBE Sheffield, UK Editor of the renowned poetry collections, The Redbeck Anthology of British South Asian Poetry (Redbeck Press) and Masala: Poems from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (Macmillan).
Paperback: 538 pages
Publisher: Hidden Brook Press (Canada)
Date Published: May 1, 2013
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds