Poems Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore, by David Ray.
After Tagore is a vibrant volume by one of the most powerful living American poets. Here, in his twenty-second book, Ray conjures the magic of his master Tagore and brings alive the forgotten fragrances of the Indian landscape for his readers worldwide.
Ray explores, elaborates, transposes and engages his own thoughts in dialogue with those of Tagore to celebrate the elemental simplicity of human endeavors.
Poet and editor Yuyutsu RD Sharma writes: “Ray’s Tagore poems take us to a larger tradition and Tagore turns out to be a vital door.”
David Ray has published more than 20 books. Following the release of “When,” Ray’s latest poetry collection, African novelist Chinua Achebe hailed him as “among the best half-dozen poets in the English language today.” Ray’s 2004 collection, “The Death of Sardanapalus and Other Poems of the Iraq Wars,” was praised by literary critic F.D. Reeve as “the skilled work of a craftsman whose poems cry out against the barbarism of war and the stupid cruelties of those who make it.”
In the 1960s, Ray was one of the founders of American Writers Against the Vietnam War and co-edited, with Robert Bly, “A Poetry Reading Against the Vietnam War.” Ray has received numerous literary awards, and he has taught in the United States, India, Australia and New Zealand.
Hardcover, 120 pp. including Preface by Ray. Rs. 295 Indian.