The Parrot, the Horse & the Man, Amarjit Chandan's second full-length collection from Arc, is every bit as compelling and memorable as his first. Here is a poet who finds beauty in the ordinary, who is able to build images of the every day into universal concepts that inspire a sense of awe. There is also a silence in Chandan's poetry, or, as the poet Arundhathi Subramanian puts it "a deep sense of the unspoken... [where] words are precarious and makeshift signposts in a vast hinterland of memory."
John BergerMoniza Alvi, Modern Poetry in TranslationRuth Thompson, EnvoiMadan Gopal Singh, author, musician and singer
128pp Published November 2017