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The Clarity of Distance

coverPoetry of place, identity and belonging.

Written in spare language and often using metaphors drawn from both Eastern and Western sources, the poems in this first collection pare down the complexity of existence in today’s global society into simple moments of truth.

Chatterjee believes that the power of poetry is in its accessibility and this is reflected in the simplicity of her writing. Much of her poetry is short, some of it is photographic and all of it is approachable. Her poems are intended to pry her readers out of complacency

into looking at the world differently, perhaps even into thinking of their place in it.

There is a soft thread of violence running through this collection juxtaposed against the imagery in much the same way as the intention of her approach.