Vol 3, No 2, 2011

Contemporary Poetry in English

Volume 3, Number 2, 2011
On Contemporary Poetry in English


Editorial (PDF)


Critical Articles

Narratives of Diaspora  and Exile in Arabic and Palestinian Poetry (PDF)

Saddik M. Gohar


Stillness of star-less nights: Afghan women’s poetry of exile (PDF)

Rumpa Das


Rules of the Language in Rules of the House: A Study of Tsering Wangmo Dhompa’s Tibetan English Poetry (PDF)

Shelly Bhoil Sood


Black Feminist Discourse of Power in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide (PDF)

Lamia Khalil Hammad


Voicing Colourspaces: Colour-usage and response as alternative narration in Dennis Cooley’s Bloody Jack (PDF)

Ashes Gupta


Bob Dylan’s Folk Poetics in the Later Albums:  Telling the Story of America in Ruins in Simple Poetic Language (PDF)

Matt Shed


The Poetics of John Ashbery (PDF)

Gargi Bhattacharya


Language as Remnant: Survival, Translation and the Poetry of Paul Celan (PDF)

Dipanjan Maitra


Memory : The ‘Spiral’ in the Poetry of Joy Harjo (PDF)

Susmita Paul


Special Article on Elizabeth Bishop  on Her Birth Centennial (1911—2011)

Towards a Postmodern Poetics: Reading Elizabeth Bishop’s Reccy of Realities (PDF)

Amit Bhattacharya



Paintings of Murali Sivaramakrishnan (PDF)


Poems and Paintings by Rob Harle (PDF)


Five Poems by Peter Nicholson (PDF)


Selected Poems of Partha Mukhopadhyay (PDF)


Book Reviews

Book Review of  Michael Chitwood’s Poor-Mouth Jubilee (PDF)

By Paula Hayes


Book Review of  Alexs Pate’s In the Heart of the Beat (PDF)

By Pragna Paramita Mondal


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