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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

0 Book Review: Window Sills: A Collection of Free Verse & Experimental Poems by Pragya Chawla

Title: Window Sills: A Collection of Free Verse & Experimental Poems
Author: Pragya Chawla
Genre: Poetry, Literary Fiction
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore (January 21, 2016)
Publication Date: January 21, 2016


Book Description:
Window Sills is a raw, lyrical contemplation of pain through mental illness and recovery. It is nearly as much a declaration of defeat as it is a chronicle of survival; it is verse of life, whole and rife with contradiction from blinded apertures of sad storytellers. It is a poststorm symbol of life and voice, both frail and vivid.

About the Author:
Pragya Chawla is a full-time high school student and part-time poetaster who resides in the sand dunes of the Emirates. She is a connoisseur of page & stage who savours controversy, performance arts but most of all, people and however it is that emotions work. This book hopes to preserve the light which was born out of darkness, encapsulating both passion and pain. It is a tribute to all those who know the same and contains whatever wonder has become of rubble

Book Review:
Window Sills: A Collection of Free Verse & Experimental Poems is a nice little book of poems written in 41 pages by Pragya Chawla. The first four poems are the lyrics to "Killing me Softly" by Roberta Flack; a very nice song. 12 poems follow quickly after. Chawla provides imagery, emotions, and non-structure on her pages. She doesn't follow any patterns or schemes; just the feeling falling where they lay.
One thing I love about poetry is that the same line can speak to many different people and say something different each time. A line from on the poems is, " . . . to tremble with leaves and cry with rain . . . " instantly made me think of being cold in the fall months and playing in the leaves. Then quickly move to a time when I was walking in the rain crying. I'm not sure what this means to the author, but for it tells a story of hurt and happiness in one line. I really enjoyed reading Window Sills: A Collection of Free Verse & Experimental Poems.

This was the first writings of Chawla I have read and the only I seen listed for her. I hope it doesn't stay that way and she writes more. I look forward to reading more from Chawla and would definitely recommend this book.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Review by: Kechell Jackson | K is for Kechell


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