Abhay K’s New Work: A Cosmic Journey To 88 Constellations
NEW DELHI (ANI) – Award-winning poet, writer, and Indian diplomat, Abhay K has published another poem titled ‘Celestial’.
Published by Mapin, Celestial is a love poem of 100 rhyming couplets wherein the poet restlessly seeks his beloved, who is playing a game of hide-and-seek in the remote corners of the universe.
The poem takes you on a poetic journey to all the 88-star constellations visible from Earth and reveals the hidden mysteries of the universe. A visual feast, the book features exquisite illustrations of 46 constellations by renowned tenth-century Persian astronomer ‘Abd al-Rah. man al-S.ufi.
Abhay said, “I hope it will nudge more people to look at the night skies and revel in its wonder and beauty and preserve our heritage of dark night skies”.
Abhay K. is the author of a dozen poetry collections, including Stray Poems (Poetrywala), Monsoon (Sahitya Akademi, 2022), The Magic of Madagascar (L’Harmattan Paris, 2021), The Alphabets of Latin America (Bloomsbury India, 2020), and the editor of The Book of Bihari Literature (HarperCollins, 2022.
His poems have appeared in over 100 literary magazines and his ‘Earth Anthem’ has been translated into over 150 languages.
Abhay K. also received the SAARC Literary Award in 2013 and was invited to record his poems at the Library of Congress, Washington DC in 2018. His translations from the Sanskrit of Kalidasa’s Meghaduta (Bloomsbury India, 2021) and Ritusamhara (Bloomsbury India, 2021) have won the KLF Poetry Book of the Year Award 2020-21.