by Kewal Paigankar
ISBN: 978 1 90778 506 1
Celestial Ride is the author’s second book of poems, a follow-up to A Ticket to Parnassus published in early 2010. It expresses and embodies his sensitive nature and a typically scholarly acumen that can capture and dissect even the most mundane settings and situations. Relying on acute observation and imagination, Celestial Ride presents itself as a documentary on human condition and a snapshot of contemporary life, a potent mix of fact and fantasy. There are common themes portrayed here, many sad and unusual, as well as vignettes of rich imagery and surrealism. There are moments of quiet reflection on issues affecting ordinary people as well as the unusual. Above all, Celestial Ride exemplifies the author’s open mind and the ability to delve beneath the surface to see a common theme that binds people.