Book review: Gieve Patel's 'Mirrored, Mirroring'

By Tarun Tejpal | India Today

If "Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity", then Gieve Patel's latest collection falls short. Keats' injunction finds little reflection in Mirrored, Mirroring; most of the poems in the volume are slight in theme and treatment, and the last page turned, few images remain to reverberate in the mind.

15 May 1991