Find Me Leonard Cohen (3)Shelly Bhoil in The Wire
Ranjan’s poems are layered with the possibility of infinite identities (as against the contemporary ideological pitfall of identity labelling with either an anti-this/that or a trans-everything), reinforced by the recurrent image of the hat in the book. The poems, however, gravitate around one axial point – the muse after whom the book is titled Find Me Leonard Cohen, I’m Almost Thirty. That Leonard Cohen, like Ranjan’s poems, would sport caps – fedoras or gavroche – is not a mere coincidence.

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