New Delhi Love Songs

01 February 2018

Michael Creighton

“People come from everywhere to this city;/ All are welcomed with a stare in New Delhi,” writes Michael Creighton in the title poem of his first book, New Delhi Long Songs. Creighton is an American poet who has taught middle school in Delhi for over a decade. His poems are marked by compassion and empathy for ordinary people—peons, shopkeepers and labourers—in this metropolis of migrants, who seek small pleasures in a difficult city.

Speaking Tiger, 136 pages, Rs 299