Dandelion Snow & Verses from Other Cities, Other Worlds by Anand Vijay Gurung ISBN 978-8182500716 Paperback pp 90 Rs 295
Dandelion Snow is a compelling anthology of fresh work by a vibrant young Nepalese poet. Bursting with rich imagery, the book begins with a rapturous recollection of the poet’s travels in the Himalayas and moves on to sketch his freewheeling travels in and around India, South-East Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe. The poet evokes the bustle of Mumbai, the charisma of Tel Aviv and Istanbul and captures the sights and sounds of life along the European rivers in his poignant verses. Like the terminals he crossed during his travels, his poems aspire to set out into the whole wide world of brand new possibilities. Akin to the different modes of transport Anand took to reach his desired destinations, his verses are charged with a vital energy that at times leads to an enduring calm that one attains after a pilgrimage or meditation.
“This debut poetry collection marks the birth of a wondrous voice in the world of Nepalese writing in English.” —Yuyutsu Sharma, Himalayan Poet, author of Annapurna Poems and A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems
“The book has served truth with simplicity.” — Dr. Tara Nath Sharma, travel writer and literary critic on Journalism & Journeys (2012)
“Colloquial and perceptive, the book exposes the vagaries of journalism beyond professional realms.” —The Kathmandu Post
“Everyone one should read this book because it is about our nation today. It shows the beauty of Nepal and is both entertaining and enjoyable.” — D B Gurung, Poet and Novelist.