This is the cover of the recently launched collection of poems by Gopilal Acharya. We were absolutely mesmerized by the beautiful yet disturbing artwork (done by Azha Kama) reproduced on the cover. Here, it is safe to add that the experience only becomes richer once you open the book to read the poet’s words and absorb his true talent.
On your nightstand now: Adventures with the Buddha (A Personal Buddhism Reader) by Jeffery Paine
Favorite book when you were a child: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Your top 5 authors: Albert Camus, V.S. Naipaul, Haruki Murakami, Raymond Carver, Ryszard Kapuscinski
Book you’re an evangelist for: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Book you’ve faked reading: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Book you’ve bought for the cover: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Book that changed your life: The Outsider by Albert Camus
Favorite line from a book: “Pleased to meet you. Let’s have a drink.” From A New Path to the Horizon by Raymond Carver.
Book you most want to read again for the first time: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Nitasha Kaul, a London-based writer, poet and scholar has written a wonderful review of the book. THIS LINK will tell you more about the book.
In a line…
Dancing to Death, a hauntingly beautiful collection of recently published poems by Gopilal Acharya, an accomplished Bhutanese editor and writer, is a verse-memoir of love, death, and perhaps, the death of love. – Nitasha Kaul for Kuensel
From the book…
Life they say is a poem
And precious are its rhymes
Pregnant with fragrance of desire…