NP Recommends Week #28 – From Wry to Righteous

Poetry may be an art, but there are many poets who combine technical skill, formal experimentation, and scholarly learning to their art. They are poets who write about life, sex, sadness, joy, and even food, with wry, real voices and personality that comes through every word. They are poets with something for everyone.

So this week on NP Recommends our editors have handpicked a few of our best Indie published poetry books. You can use our Read Instantly platform to begin reading these books online even as your physical copy makes its way to your doorstep. Here is a list of books you cannot miss.


Celestial Descent

Kiran Sandhu

Celestial Descent is a collection of illustrated poems that each of us has, at some point in our lives pondered upon in search of a deeper meaning to life and all that there is. Our quest, quite contrary to what we think is beyond the material self and stepping in to take a descent you might find yourself in a deep conversation while sipping on Tea with the Buddha or having an engaging discourse with Rumi, the Sufi Mystic. As you descend further, the manifestations of Nature have some lullabies to sing to you. The melodies are bound to take you closer to the revered touch where you shall experience deep love, finding joy in sorrow, looking at the wonder of your own breath and more. In the final descent, you shall find the shrouds being lifted on many of our inner turbulences to then dance the dance of oneness and marvel at the miracles of what we call life and all that is! Click here to read instantly.


Severely Brief Peace

Angel Srivastava

Severely Brief Peace is not a collection of your every day love poems where boy meets girl, and they lived happily ever after. Each poem in this book has been derived from a personal experience of love, loss, and longing. From experiencing the first heartbreak of ill-fated love to going on a journey to learn to love yourself one day at a time, these poems explore the emotions we feel every day but are too afraid to embrace. It is a reminder to yourself and the universe that there is a lot in this world to be grateful for. All we need to do is believe. This book is a collection of poems written over a period of five years, and the compilation is potent with the array of shades of love it’s going to leave you with. Click here to read instantly.



Looking in the Dark

Simar Bhogal

Our identity can be a confusing and mysterious area to explore, and even though the world expects us to figure out who we are and get our lives together, the truth is, that we can’t always pick a category for ourselves, and why should we? It can be difficult to find the right words to explain your existence, so Simar Bhogal, decides to look where no one else is, in the dark. ‘looking in the dark.’ is a blackout poetry book that explores identity in a personal, cultural and global context through an amalgamation of writing and art. Click here to read instantly.



Please don’t go through it

Piyush Nayyer

This book of poetry is the story of a boy who once lost himself. Overthinking ruined his life, and his own thoughts attacked him every single day. The voices inside his head got too loud, and he started to drown in his gloom and self-doubt. This is his story of the process of rediscovering his happiness. This is his fight to save himself from his own mind. This is his diary. Click here to read instantly.



Too Young to Think Twice

Areeb Sami

Too young to think twice intends to rekindle our desires, to cherish our individuality and to eulogize our persevering young blood. Click here to read instantly.



We hope you enjoyed the list! Catch you next Monday to explore more books!

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