When Janaki Nagaraj, fellow author, blogger and head of the poetry section of The Book Club, told me they wanted to host a blog tour of my début poetry book ‘Collection of Chaos’ I was delighted. The tour which began on 6th of October continued for a week and included author interviews, spotlights, guest posts and book reviews.
A heartfelt thank you to all the writers / bloggers of The Book Club Reviewing Group who were part of The Blog Tour.
Namrata, Pooja, Sfurti, Janaki, Sharmila, Rubina, Parichita, Sridevi, Ruchira, Sulekha, Inderpreet, Karan, Rohan and Dola Thank You for hosting me on your blogs.
The Book Club Blog Tour Links:
A heartwarming review with some excellent translations of my poems in Italian by writer, editor Alessandro Canzian, who is doing great work in the promotion of poetry in Italian and other languages in Pordenone, Italy, a northeastern city where one of the most important national literary events, Pordenonelegge, takes place each year.
Thank you so much Alessandro, James, Rachel, Kris and all the others who have encouraged me by becoming a part of my poetic evolution
Here is an excerpt from the review:
“Collection of Chaos by Tikuli (Leaky Boot Press, 2014, foreword by Kris Saknussemm, cover by Rachel Slade), edited by my english friend James Goddard, is a primitive book of flesh and blood, passion and pain. Tikuli had the courage to do what was right for her. It is this courage, as well as her concern for the rights of women, her experience of a bad marriage, her love for her sons and the difficulties of life in India for a woman in her situation, that informs and humanises the poems in Collection of Chaos. Her themes are universal, her language often emotional and full of understanding. These, however, are not poems of self-pity, but of questioning, of trying to understand. In fact, they are a true reflection of Tikuli herself. Collection of Chaos is a book to read and reread, without fear of being overwhelmed by real life.”
View original review from the link below the cover pic.
You can Buy the book from :
The wonderful 2014 edition of ‘Zaporogue XV by Various Authors’ is out and is FREE to download. An international e-magazine by acclaimed author Seb Dubinsky, Zaporogue’s current edition has fiction and poetry in Danish, French and English. It also showcases some impressive work by artists and photographers. Overall an electric blend of creative geniuses.
I have 15 short poems in the collection along with well-known writers and poets such as Cynthia Atkins, Matt Bialer, James Goddard and Robert Stark, noted artist Manu Rich, photographer Jean-François Mariotti and fashion designer Laure Kczekotowska.
Apart from them there is an added bonus of discovering lesser known but impressive writings of several other writers. I am absolutely loving this 258 page treasure.
This is the third time my work is published here and I am grateful to Seb for providing me this platform.
My work in previous editions of Le Zap
1. Zaporogue 11 – Poems
2. Zaporogue 13 – Short Story
Click to Download FREE.
Another good news is a heartwarming review of Collection of Chaos by William. B. Burkholder (poet/author). It is very helpful when readers connect, an important step in the evolution of self as a writer. Do read the book and let me know your views.
Here is what William says,
“Every writer is a city unto themselves.
Their memories and experiences; the streets and avenues.
The reader is conveyed via the words and lines of the poet.
The miraculous journey gifted to us to see the sights, and hear the sounds within these cities.
Tikuli’s newest collection of Poetry, “ Collection of Chaos” provides the reader with this privilege. To journey with her through those memories and experiences.
When immersed in verse and page that she has so masterfully created, the reader shall find themselves connected in a way that is more than literary joy, more than the mere passing of a moment’s time reading…
They shall find themselves’ s in a world, in a city that Tikuli has created. It is hers and hers alone.
She allows us to wander among the pages, to see what lies beyond the curve, around the next corner.
Each page leaves me asking for “ More Please”
When a writer/poet present themselves with the purity of heart as this author does.
You can tell immediately that she lays it all on the table.
These are her truths, these are her words, this is her poetry, and this is “Collection of Chaos” by Tikuli.
The reading public should take note of this author. For this will not be the last that we hear from her. I trust that her City will continue to grow and that there shall be more streets and avenues, giving us the continued gifts of her poetic journey. “
The Writer’s Sight, The Sower’s tree, This Thing Called Man
Thank you so much for the encouragement William. So glad you found a connect with my book.
Collection of Chaos (Amazon) (also on amazon.in etc.)