Different Shades – A book launch

The book of poems reflects the author's many moods and shades

The book of poems reflects the author's many moods and shades

Dilip Mohapatra’s launched his new poetry book - ‘Different Shades’ at Gyaan Adab on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

A decorated Navy veteran, Mr. Mohapatra has been writing contemporary poems in English since 1971 and quite a few of his recent poems have appeared in literary journals worldwide, like the World Poetry Yearbook 2013, New English Review, The Helix Magazine, The Muse India, The Contemporary Literary Review of India, Statesman, etc. His first poetry collection titled ‘A pinch of Sun & Other Poems’, also published by Author Press India was listed as a bestseller in the poetry category on Amazon India for some time.

Director of Gyaan Adab Centre, Randhir Khare released the book ‘Different Shades’ and shared his reflections about the book. Mr. Mohapatra took the stage to read some of his poems from the book. His poems touched upon various aspects of his life and showcased a myriad of moods and shades.

Mr. Khare then had an enlightening discussion with the author about his work, his inspirations and the poetic process. The audience was also a part of this discussion with interesting questions and appreciation for the poet.

Dilip Mohapatra reading his poems

Dilip Mohapatra reading his poems

 Randhir Khare and Dilip Mohapatra discussing poetry and literature

Randhir Khare and Dilip Mohapatra discussing poetry and literature

The audience responding to the words and poems

The audience responding to the words and poems