An Afternoon in My Mind


140 mm × 216 mm




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Sonnet Mondal

Sonnet Mondal is an Indian poet, literary curator, editor, and author of Karmic Chanting (Copper Coin, 2018) and Ink and Line (Dhauli Books, 2018). He has read at literary festivals in Macedonia, Ireland, Turkey, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Hungary, and Slovakia. His writings have appeared in publications across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. Founder director of Chair Poetry Evenings, Kolkata’s international festival, Mondal edits the Indian section of Lyrikline (Haus für Poesie, Berlin) and serves as editor in chief of Verseville. He has been a guest editor for Words Without Borders (New York) and Poetry at Sangam (India). His works have been translated into Hindi, Bengali, Italian, Chinese, Turkish, Slovak, Macedonian, French, Russian, Slovenian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, and Arabic. Website:

‘A restless wanderer.’

The Hindu

‘A modern mystic.’

The Times of India

‘Every road in Sonnet Mondal’s new collection, An Afternoon in My Mind, moves forward to the past. I use this turn of phrase advisedly, for the past is never concluded in Mondal’s poignant and haunting poems, never fully left behind. It suffuses the present as the remembered scent of first rains and muddy streams.’

Ranjit Hoskote

‘Sonnet Mondal’s An Afternoon in My Mind is a young man’s meditation on time, filled with the recognition that it is too late to return to childhood. It is both personal and political; concerned with questions of the spirit and of matter. The plain-spoken tone of these poems is a cover for their deeper metaphysical inquiries.’

Catherine Barnett

‘The American philosopher Stanley Cavell once observed that “for a child to grow requires the familiar, for an adult to demands strangeness.” Sonnet Mondal’s collection An Afternoon in My Mind immerses its readers in a range of startling and subtly surreal mind-states, at once familiar and strange.’

Christina Davis

‘His poetry is a pastiche of everyday articulation, news excerpts, and vainness of conflicts.’

The Statesman


Sonnet Mondal

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14 × 1.9 cm
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