Sen writes in the preface, “sharing the spine of this book, you have the Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky and other bilingual poets like Jayanta Mahapatra and K Satchidanandan, formalists like Vikram Seth and Glyn Maxwell, the fifth US Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, narrative lyric poet like Kwame Dawes, an experimental L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poet like Charles Bernstein, and a galaxy of celebrated international poets along with exciting cutting-edge contemporary voices.” Sen’s democratic far-sightedness shines through in this diverse selection of transnational global poetry, an anthology that unites a varied span of world cultures.
Torre’s captivating story about a young intern’s sexual awakening has won praise and rave reviews from numerous critics, bloggers and book reviewers, including the acclaimed Dr. In her recent article “35 to Read After 50″ in Everyday Health, Dr.Berman recommended Blindfolded as a must-read for book enthusiasts searching for a new fix after Fifty Shades of Grey.Words that swim across the air, over the seas, crossing man made boundaries, words curated by Sudeep Sen, one of the most renowned and celebrated contemporary international poets and poetry scholars.The poets’ bouquet of words is revealed in World English Poetry, a new anthology of contemporary English-language poets around the globe, selected and edited by Sudeep Sen, published by Bengal Publications at the Dhaka Lit Fest recently.He is the author of the books Theo 101, a collection of poems published by Antivirus Publication (Liverpool, England) in 2015, Cultural Columns: Traffic of Truth published by Utso Prokashan (Bangladesh) in 2015.
At present, Shams is the Director of Avant-garde Productions, and framed an audio-visual feature film titled A Tale of Night-Flowers, shorts titled ‘Pigland’, and ‘No More Tales…’ Shams wrote numerous television fiction scripts in Bangladesh, and directed telefilm Shunner Abritti (The Sound of Silence), aired on Channel-i, produced a visual fiction Pracheer, aired on ATN Bangla.
The book has also received high marks from readers on Goodreads and other literary web sites where fans frequently remark they can’t wait for a Blindfolded sequel!
Momentarily stunned by the book’s rapid success and loyal following, Torre is currently at work on a thriller that will be released in the next two months as well as a sequel to Blindfolded.
“I will read to you, read to you from / this book of forthcoming, this / text in variations: / an index to ask / of what / you meant to answer, but / then was gone like a breath / or a hope.
/ Before there was any of this, / there was you.” —Richard Blanco, ‘Envoi’ Words woven carefully as poetry in the hands of skilled poets — a universal language that moves you.
I was contained, out of the way, sexcamming my way to utter obscurity until HE came along. The word is used for women who operate their own webcams. Torre provides a unique look into the life of a Camgirl and crafts a backstory that allows the reader to believe this woman would choose this as a career and a way to live her life.