Aju Mukhopadhyay, a bilingual poet and writer, a member of the Coordination
Committee of The Haiku Society of India, member of the
World Haiku Club and other bodies, has been contributing poems of
Japanese genre to various magazines and ezines, national and
international, for many years. Some of his poems are categorized as
'Editor's Choice', some are arranged as 'Honourble Mention' some are
shown as 'Haiku of Merit', etc. One of his poems with translations in
Bangla and Romanian has been published in the anthology of haiku
poems, 'One Thousand Cranes', published from Romania, as the only
contribution from India. His poems have been translated and included in
quite some anthologies.
This is his seventh book of poems in English and second of this variety
with 100 selected haiku and 30 tanka poems besides four relevant essays
published in different Indian magazines. They speak of the poet's creations
and creative ideas; the position of short verse in the world of poetry, the
introduction of haiku in India by Tagore who himself created no haiku,
Tagore's short verse and its comparative position and lastly, what is haiku
and the recent trend in haiku movement.
Some excerpts from the critiques of his first book of such poems, 'Short
Verse Vast Universe', may give some idea about the quality of his verses.
Every word has a special effect; every stanza reveals a lot and every poem
goes deep into the essence of the mind. Expressing Haiku is a talent that
not many can possess and Mr. Aju Mukhopadhyay is so well-versed in the
art that every line of the poem infuses meditation and devotion. (Dr.
Shubha Mukherjee in 'Poetcrit' and 'Contemporary Vibes')
Short Verse Delight
“Concise expression, clarity, sensory immediacy, and an allusive quality of
hinting at rather than stating explicitly are the hall marks of good short poems of
Japanese origin, and these attributes are central to Mukhopadhyay's poems.
(Patricia Prime in 'Poets International') ”
A Chapbook of thirty pages reveals the enlightened genius of Aju
Mukhopadhyay who has amazingly mastered the art of writing haiku, tanka and
short verse. His latest book under review is a flowing cascade but zigzagging its way,
not flowing within the confines of concretized elbowing pavements.
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