‘As A Fountain In A Garden’ Released in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, September 30 

Kamla K. Kapur’s recital of her poems from her latest book, ‘As A Fountain In A Garden’, left a profound impression on a select gathering at the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi. She recited some of her poems from the collection released by Dr. B.N. Goswami, a noted art historian.

The powerful poignant poems dealing with one of the most difficult subjects, suicide, deal with the truma of coping with the devastating experience by the people left behind. The dark journey of pain and grief she goes through with underlying courage is expressed with a lot of imagery taken from garden and forest, something that remind the poet of a strong regenerative power of Nature. 

The reading was followed by a very moving translation of one of her poems ‘Harvest’ into Hindi by Ram Gopal Bajaj, senior thespian and former Director, National School of Drama. 

The book has been published by US based Tarang Press jointly with Hemkunt Publishers, New Delhi. 

Kamla K. Kapur has given us a glimpse into the power and anguish that a suicide can cause in a person’s life. It is a courageous work filled with profound wisdom and searing beauty: a crafting of language to transform a tragic experience into art, says her publisher Payson R. Stevens. 

 

“The Journey Within: Kamla K Kapur’s book of poems reflects on the loss of a loved one to suicide”
Indian Express, September 29

“What makes ‘As A Fountain In A Garden’ an outstanding collection of poetry is not an expression of her personal grief alone, but her ability to grow beyond pain…”
The Times of India, September 29

“Beautiful, powerful and moving, the poems flow from one to the other, broaching a difficult subject with purity, reflecting her inner turmoil and the deep bond of a deep personal relationship.”
The Tribune, September 30

“Arising from ashes”
Hindustan Times, October 2