Book Review: “Urine, Yoghurt, Psychotomy” by Richik Banerjee – The Literature Times Magazine Vol 1 Issue 3

Book Review: “Urine, Yoghurt, Psychotomy” by Richik Banerjee – The Literature Times Magazine Vol 1 Issue 3

“Poetry is the play of right words with some of the most in-describable emotions, while poets are those players who plays with the beautiful words and makes way to compose these heart touching and soulful poems for us!”

Reviewing this amazing poetry collection book, “Urine, Yoghurt, Psychotomy” by Author-Poet Richik Banerjee has been a very satisfying experience to me since I started my writing journey as a poet. And now whenever I get a chance to review a Poetry Collection book, I not only enjoy reading these new and expressive poems, where the Poet conveys some unheard messages through their words, but also I get the opportunity to learn something new regarding the composition of poetry, each time!

About the Author: Author Richik Banerjee’s poems, in their multilingual, calligraphic, musical, visual and mathematical experiments, ruffle all possible feathers of poetic lyricism. This is a vertical writing, imagined as rupture, almost in a Neo-Dadaist strain. These are poems that think the destiny as well as the density of poetry, if not literature, with an acute self-reflexivity. The young poet’s destructive wit shimmers through the creative ruins of language. What Richik calls ‘hyper-excretional realism’ in these poems takes us to the alternative horizons of poetry as accelerated theorization – a movement through the modalities and the vehicular aspects of lexicography. Poetry is subsumed by writing in these remarkable word-vomits. – Arka Chattopadhyay

The basic assumption that we make about poetry is the flawed logic of predictability, be it rhyme, rhythm, meter, or even content. Here is a poet who suffers from a rare “hypotonictetrazonoicmucusy” and his poetry belongs to the same malignancy as those of Tristram, Bloom, Pozzo, Finnegans, Hatter and Uzzi-Tuzii. Find his poems and let me know if you differ. – Amit Shankar Saha

Book’s Theme & Introduction: Poetry – This book, Urine, Yoghurt, Psychotomy is having an amazing collection of poems, throwing light upon the various emotions that one faces. This poetry collection book is unique within its enriched vocabularies and presentation, travelling deep and dense into the emotions of readers leaving a long lasting impact. Well, the author describes his book as a fail attempt to excrete poetry in a solid form. The (dead) poet is guilty at (un) making certain poetic knots that lie at the heart of any lyric. The lyric escapes from the pages and writing becomes the only valid tool to make some sense of its economical escapism!

Book Title: The title, “Urine, Yoghurt, Psychotomy” is way too unique and gives the impression of being a medial book at the very first glance. However, if one goes through the poems in this book then one will find that this title is certainly an appropriate one, with reference to the collection of poems added to this book by the Author. In addition, it is a very ‘Catchy Title’ and this is something, which makes the book even more interesting, as the title itself compels you as a poetry lover to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title is giving a very interesting and unique vibe so you would feel the urge to go inside the chapters and try to understand the Author’s expression of words!

In addition, I must mention that the title of this book is much “Justified” with regards to the poems in this book. Undoubtedly, it is a very apt for this poetry collection book and the Author had been extremely wise to go for this title.

Readers’ Connect: The way, Authorhad expressed himself with his well versed poems in this poetry collection book, “Urine, Yoghurt, Psychotomy” is something really incredible and is undoubtedly an enough reason for you to shift your focus towards his poems and give this book a chance. It is the poets, who plays the pivotal role in touching the inner cords of our emotions and making us believe and think the way their words intend to and Author-Poet,Richik Banerjee had done this job in an exceptionally top notch manner!

Moreover, the Author had beautifully expressed his feelings through his soulful words and had given a Strong-Start to the poems; also, you can see that most of these poems had retained their flow until the very end, which gives you an immense amount of satisfaction as a poetry lover.

Verdict: A Book like “Urine, Yoghurt, Psychotomy” is for sure a Must-Read oneand deserves a chance. The way author had penned down his emotions and feelings through his writings will make you go deep into the poems and find out the hidden meanings of the words, used in these poems. Author Richik is a promising poet, who is very honest with his emotions, which makes his writings honest and reading worthy as well.

Book: Urine, Yoghurt, Psychotomy

Author: Richik Banerjee

Publisher: Authorspress (2022)

Total Pages: 96

Reviewed By: Neel Preet

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