Ajmer Rode

Poems at My Doorstep

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In Poems at My Doorstep Punjabi-Canadian poet Ajmer Rode has written precise and exact poems attuned with a lyric and ecstatic energy. In these poems Rode has captured ephemeral moments in tranquility and grace, driven by a succinct and powerful spark that ignites all existence.

This collection clearly contains some of Ajmer Rode’s finest poems to date. Gentle, urgent and empathetic, they paint a deft, memorable portrait of the Earth’s family. with all its squabbles, joys and fears. Ajmer Rode is becoming a father in the best, most nurturing sense of the term, more interested in the search for understanding than in conquest.
~ Andreas Schroeder

In poems like these, Ajmer Rode reminds us of just why poetry is such a special form of literary enchantment. In just a few economical verbal strokes, it is capable of giving us a perspective, an entirely new way of seeing.
~Arundhathi Subramaniam

Ajmer Rode has published books of poetry, prose, drama and translation in English and Punjabi. His works are included in several English and Punjabi anthologies and prescribed in Punjab and Delhi universities. His poem “Stroll in a Particle” is one of the 8 international poems inscribed on a public wall outside the new office complex of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. He has written and directed about a dozen plays and is the founder of Canadian Punjabi drama; has served on the national executive of the writers Union of Canada and on juries for Canada Council and British Columbia Arts Council. Among his more than dozen awards are, University of British Columbia Lifetime Achievement Award, Punjab Government’s Best Overseas Author award, Guru Nanak Dev University’s Best Citizen (literary) award, The Anäd Foundation’s (Delhi) Anäd Käv Sanmän award and Darpan Magazine’s Extraordinary Achievement Award.

ISBN 978-1-77171-233-0
76 pages
6 x 9
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