The Inner Thoughts of Indian Poet Pijush Kanti Deb

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Please enjoy the poetry of Pijush (p-juice) Kanti Deb, who was a contributor to Poetry Pasta in 2015.  Pijush also published a book of his own poetry titled Beneath The Shadow Of A White Pigeon


A review of Beneath The Shadow Of A White Pigeon by Valeri Beers:

While reading Pijush’s (pronounced p-juice)  poetry book “Beneath the Shadow of a White Pigeon” ,  the first poem that jumped out at me was “To Read A Brand New Book”  which is a wonderful poem in itself about a book and made me think of this review for Pijush’s book.

This is not your typical American  style of poetry. Pijush told me he wanted to be international.  He said he composes in English (an international and his favorite language) and also in Bengali (one of the best languages of the people of India in Pijush’s opinion)

Pijush’s poems are very emotional, thought provoking and full of evocative imagery. Pijush captures  life in his native India, sharing his feelings of tension, fear confusion and anger, but also love and hopefulness.  Pijush’s use of words is very descriptive. From the poem “An Intermingling Between Ocean and Desert”, one of my favorite lines is “A few flocks of money”

Standout poems include Carnival of Fire and Two Languages.

Pijush Kanti Deb is a very prolific poet. He has submitted more than 225 poems to over 68 magazines and journals and has no intention of stopping.

Congratulations Pijush 🙂

You can get Pijush’s poetry book here:



Pijush  was also interviewed on PoetryPasta…

What is your name and what is your day job?
  I am Pijush Kanti Deb.
I am an Associate Professor of Economics at a 
privately managed college at Dimapur in Nagaland, India.
What is the title of your new book and where can people buy it?
The name of my first poetry collection is’’ Beneath The Shadow
Of A White Pigeon’’. As per the information sent to me by the
publisher, the book has been published in two versions - 
print book and e-book and made available on Amazon. 

Who published your book of poems?
Published by Jack Blair, a poet cum editor of the Hollow 
Publishing: The Hungry and Hollowed, from Canada,
who has been promoting my poems since September 2014.

You can get Pijush's new poetry book here:

How did you start writing?
On 9th May 2013 suddenly I discovered a poem on a piece of paper on 
which I was just writing something to pass the monotonous time during 
my daily return journey from Dimapur to Lumding- my native place. It was
really a good themed poem, so I submitted it to an international print
magazine named Tajmahal Review on 14th May and by God's grace my first
poem ‘’Leave of Exploitation’’ was published by the magazine on 1st
June 2013.

It sounds like you write a lot! What inspires you? 
That was the good beginning of my wonderful journey to the
poetic paradise and at present I have more than 210 published poems in
more than 63 magazines and journals- print and on-line world-wide like
Down in the Dirt, Camel Saloon, Dead Snakes, The Literary Yard,
Gauhatian,Poetry Pasta, The Song is, The Pennine Ink, Criterion, 
The Hermes Poetry, Whispers, Dagda Publishing and many more. My best achievement is the publication of my first poetry collection ’’ Beneath the Shadow of a White Pigeon’’ 
I started composing poems of different themes and styles and 
feeling the blissfulness of creating something good and now my 
mirror is also happy to face me. I don’t feel the touch of any 
inspiration from any person behind my composition of poems rather it may be the blessing of nature or God that is always bestowed to an optimist.

Thank you Pujish for telling us about your book "Beneath The
Shadow Of A White Pigeon and again congratulations :)  You 
can also connect with Pijush on Facebook.

(Interview by Valeri Beers)


The Angry Poet by Pijush Kanti Deb

Alas! A calling in the name of devil
reverberates in the air and the sky
as a poet is made angry
enough to shout to his mirror,
‘’What is to be written, my ash?’’
by his dogmatic misfortune
that curses him with a trembling old mother
whose eyes are protruded at the death-
crawling to her silently,
a less-blessed ever-sick wife
whose eyes pray to death for freedom
from her painful life
and two speechless gloomy children
who heave a sigh every now and then
witnessing the declining shining
of their sun and moon,
pushed outside beneath the open sky
snatching all soft petals of his heart
and provoked too
for a roaring challenge against someone
looking above in the sky,
‘’Come on! You fuck me now,
otherwise,I will fuck you until my death’’.
Pijush Kanti Deb is a new Indian poet with more than 210 publishedor accepted poems and haiku in more than 59 nos of national and
international magazines and journals [print and online] like Down in the dirt, Tajmahal Review, Pennine Ink, Hollow Publishing, 
Creativica Magazine, Muse India, Teeth Dream Magazine,Hermes Poetry Journal,Madusa’s Kitchen,Grey Borders and so on. At present he 
is working as an Associate Professor in Economics.
Thank you Pijush for sharing your poem with PoetryPasta. Poets 
sometimes write about strong emotions. I know I do! 
(Valeri Beers) Feelings is the poetry prompt over at Words of 
TheVal2000 for today :)

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