Author: Dom Moraes
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143031368
At the age of nineteen, Dom Moraes achieved instant fame as a poet with his first book of verse, A Beginning, which won the Hawthornden Prize in 1957. Since then he has published nine more collections of poems, including Serendip which won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1994.
The lyrical beauty and technical virtuosity that are the hallmarks of his poetry have enthralled readers for almost five decades, drawing them into a mesmerizing world of passion, romance, fear, grief, death and renewal. Characterized by an elegant and hypnotic imagery, the surreal texture of his poems weave together a variety of themes - love and war, friendship and alienation, myth and religion.
In addition to all the verse he has ever published in his distinguished career spanning fifty years, Collected Poems 1954-2004 contains a long new sequence and several other poems hitherto unpublished.
Moraes is indisputably the greatest living Indian poet working in English.
He has both power and tenderness. At his best, he can rise to a magnificent fusion of the flesh and the spirit, of religious intensity with human compassion.
-K W Gransden in Encounter
From A Beginning (1957)
From Poems (1960)
From John Nobody (1965)
From Beldam Etcetera (1967)
From Collected Poems (1957-1987)
From Serendip (1990)
From In Cinnamon Shade (2001)
From Typed with One Finger (2003)
New Poems (2003-04)