Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue by Akhil Katyal

Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue by Akhil Katyal is a collection of poems. The poems in the book are all related to the city of Delhi. The art work in the book is by Vishwajyoti Ghosh. The book hit the shelves in February 2020.

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Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue is a collection of poems in which beats an old city’s heart, visceral and noetic, brash and gentle, unyielding, and evolving, all at the same time. Akhil Katyal combines the Urdu and Hindi traditions of poetry writing with English forms and sensibilities. His bittersweet poems are shot through with empathy. In an increasingly cynical world, Katyal’s is a stirring and sincere voice.

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About the Author

Akhil Katyal is a writer based in Delhi. His second book of poems How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross (2019) won the Editor’s Choice Award from The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective. He translated Ravish Kumar’s Ishq Mein Shahar Hona as A City Happens in Love (2018) for Speaking Tiger. He has co-edited The World that Belongs to Us: An Anthology of Queer Poetry from South Asia (forthcoming 2020) for HarperCollins India. He was the International Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa in Fall 2016. He teaches Creative Writing at Ambedkar University Delhi.

Vishwajyoti Ghosh is a designer, artist, and graphic novelist. Author of the graphic novel Delhi Calm and Times New Roman and Countrymen, a visual book of contemporary classified postcards, Ghosh is also the curator of This Side That Side: Restorying Partition, an anthology of graphic narratives on the Partition. Ghosh lives and works in Delhi.

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