Singing in the Dark by K. Satchidanandan And Nishi Chawla is a collection of poetry. The poems lay bare the vulnerability and transience of human existence, this anthology of poetry captures what it’s like to live through a pandemic. Published by Penguin, the book hit the shelves in October 2020.
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Singing in the Dark brings together the finest of poetic responses to the coronavirus pandemic. More than a hundred of the world’s most esteemed poets reflect upon a crisis that has dramatically altered our lives and laid bare our vulnerabilities. The poems capture all its dimensions: the trauma of solitude, the unexpected transformation in the expression of interpersonal relationships, the even sharper visibility of the class divide, the marvelous revival of nature, and the profound realization of the transience of human existence.
The moods vary from quiet contemplation and choking anguish to suppressed rage and cautious celebration in an anthology that serves as an aesthetic archive of a strange era in human history.
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