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Poetry collection ‘The Painted Silence’ Unveiled

 

Bhubaneswar:27/8/18: “Poetry is a mixture of everything – love, betrayal, sorrow, happiness, loneliness and materialistic life. Living with poetry is more important than writing it down,” said Akhil Kumar Mishra at the launching ceremony of his maiden poetry collection ‘The Painted Silence’ here on Sunday.

Releasing the book as chief guest, noted bilingual poet Bibhu Padhi said, “The first anthology of every poet normally has lot of love poems. That’s what is also seen in Akhil Kumar Mishra’s Painted Silence. It is a good collection of love poems.”

On the auspicious occasion of Rakhi Purnima, city-based publication house Timepass organised ‘Pushtak Parva (book festival)’ at Hotel Keshari.

Gracing the event as chief speaker Sahitya Akademi award-winning translator and poet Sangram Jena said, “His loneliness lurks silently through his poems.”

Poet Pabitra Mohan Kar presided over the meeting while poet Saroj Bal, also the publisher, welcomed the esteemed guests. Several other poets and literature lovers were present on the occasion.

Akhil Kumar Mishra has penned five poetry books in Odia and ‘The Painted Silence’ is his first collection of poetry in English.

Mishra is a career civil servant who joined Allied Services in 1999 after being allocated Indian Information Service, Gr A.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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