Dancing to Death: Poems by Gopilal Acharya

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.

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Your top 5 authors: Albert Camus, V.S. Naipaul, Haruki Murakami, Raymond Carver, Ryszard Kapuscinski

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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…


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