Bijay Kant Dubey


When I See Vikram Seth, Tabish Khair, Amit Chaudhury & Others


When I see them and their poetic stance,
I think within,
What a fate have I got,
Just for being self-published,
Where do I lie?

Nissim Ezekiel when alive asked me to send
My poems to other jurnals
Instead of publishing in the Indian PEN,
Jayanta Mahapatra asked me to wait for
And read more in 1990 perhaps,
M.K.Naik commented upon just in his post-cards
And Khushwant Singh too responded to similarly.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013
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