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Storizen Magazine - - What's Inside - - The Pro­fane by Satya­jit Sarna

A witches’ brew of art, pol­i­tics, re­li­gion and mythol­ogy, The Pro­fane is rich with mu­sic and im­ages.

‘The Pro­fane is a note from the un­der­ground, a mes­sage be­ing sent from an is­land on fire, an email shot off at three in the morn­ing. This is to say that Sarna’s book is one of vul­ner­a­bil­ity, lone­li­ness, joy, hu­mor, hope, and grief. It’s a hu­man book which tells us it’s okay to be hu­man.’

– Matthew Dick­man

A witches’ brew of art, pol­i­tics, re­li­gion and mythol­ogy, The Pro­fane is rich with mu­sic and im­ages. Here are po­ems of heart­break and dis­il­lu­sion, of lone­li­ness and mor­tal­ity, but also of pas­sion for life on earth, in all its mud and glory. In the pages of this col­lec­tion, Kurt Cobain, Napoleon and Amir Khusro meet, and Homeric tough guys get what they de­serve.

With praise from Mathew Dick­man and Chan­dra­has Choud­hury,Sarna’s is a fresh, new voice in In­dian English poetry that holds equal ap­peal for the spo­ken word en­thu­si­asts as it does for those with a love for lit­er­a­ture. His vi­sion em­braces our bro­ken world and salutes the one chance we get to ex­pe­ri­ence it.

AU­THOR BIO

Satya­jit Sarna lives in New Delhi. He is the au­thor of the novel The An­gel’s Share (HarperCollins In­dia, 2012). This is his first col­lec­tion of poetry.

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