is a poet & nonfiction writer based in Kolkata, India. He has three books of poetry, First Will & Testament (2012), No Waiting like Departure (2016) & Tinder Tender: Poems of Love & Loitering (forthcoming, 2018).
GALLERIES IN THE NIGHT
Abandoned by all kindly lights
To gnash their teeth
In penumbras of their own making,
What half-bitten talk
Peoples the dark galleries
Between masterpiece and masterpiece,