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The lines must die

Author: June Nandy
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978-8182532090
Pub. Date: 2011
Price: $12


mon amour

You say, halve your brain,
keep the cubicles in the left,
valley of flowers in the right,
let there not be a crevasse,
we need those green papers.

Ah, how can I forget the grocer,
people, who hold our roof,
our flesh, still in the lower case?

I’ve built a bridge;
bringing the grass to my work,
dragging the chair sometimes to the dreams.
And you took flight to the mountain tops.

You tell me, times are like living with cannibals;
I wish, like pre-historic times, you could
sometimes let loose the beast into me.

When I slide my hands into yours, I wish
you’d twist it sharp and break me; but
my hands get stamped by your warmth,
I remain glued to you.

The final betrayal awaits us
in your passionate work;
in my creative cooking.

(Published by Up The Staircase Quarterly, USA.) 

I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know June Nandy's work. June is an intelligent writer that has an extremely unique perspective. She speaks only with the utmost honesty and precision. She is a must, a fierce emerging force.



 Stphanie Bryant Anderson, Poet & Editor, Up The Staircase Quarterly, USA.

June Nandy remains one of the very few Indian poets whose work has a stark reminder of a broader landscape of Central India. She has the control of words that runs in a fluidity, being intrinsically involved while doing her masters in English and Hindi literature. A true Indo-English poet who can describe the vast Gangetic plains and its people in a language which does justice to both English and Hindi, June Nandy in spite of staying in Calcutta has drawn inspiration in her own words  'The air has a fever; I cannot ride his back-I catch him in short breaths'. 

Amitabh Mitra, Poet/Artist, South Africa

What June Nandy pens is sensual and candid, deeply resonant, and her work possesses textures that are urgent, determined, and exacting. The Lines Must Die represents an anchor to be kept close at hand.

Alexander Jorgensen, Poet, Visual Artist, Teacher & an Incessant Traveller.

Author BIO
June Nandy

June Nandy is a published poet, ghazal singer and a translator from Calcutta, India. She has received her MA in English Literature & Hindi, Bachelors in Education, post graduate diploma in Translation Science (Gold Medalist) and a diploma in Public Relations. Her poetry has been published world wide in reputed international and national journals like Taj Mahal Review, Asian Cha, Qarrtsiluni, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Hudson View, Kritya, Muse India, Femina and elsewhere. 

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