Monday, August 22, 2016

Sanjeev Sethi


Media are loaded with ammo,
limited in their inquire.
Corporates are insular entities
conditioned by cocoons.
Academes acquire the know-how.
Subdued by communication's sledge.
Governments are immune
to crotchet of quotidian calls.
Poets have punch but no push.

Politicians, pundits, scammers, spielers
are with the right constituents.
Dwarfed by desire.

Gerald So reads "Professions":

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Sanjeev confesses: "Why don’t things work as smoothly as they should? I was in one of those introspective moods mulling about Statecraft and all of that when 'Professions' marched its way, all in one go, to my Word file. After the usual frill and trim the poem was ready to move on."

SANJEEV SETHI has published three books of poetry. This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015) is his latest. His poems have found a home in The London Magazine, The Fortnightly Review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, The Galway Review, The Open Mouse, Otoliths, Meniscus, Literary Orphans, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Helios Mss, Right Hand Pointing, and elsewhere. Poems are forthcoming in Amaryllis Poetry, Futures Trading, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Yellow Chair Review, Postcolonial Text, Drunk Monkeys, Of/with:, and Linden Avenue Literary Journal. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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