the midnight telegrams

The Midnight Telegrams
By Achla Grover
December 2018
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37 verses, spread over 5 sections, evoking the five elements, The Midnight Telegrams, Achla Grover’s debut collection, is a book painted with words. Experimental and free-flowing, it speaks of universal truths in a voice which is at once personal and precocious — a collection to treasure.

Achla is a poet whose first collection brims with feeling. Her words mine the darkness of the night, sending messages in verses that are short songs of desire, soft shadows of possibilities.
NITASHA KAUL, author of Residue

The Midnight Telegrams deserves praise for its rich static imagery which is often visceral and stark and, shall we say, can also be considered dark albeit with spurts of light shining through. Achla uses the narrative of the body as space and the elements to deal with some very raw emotions and challenges that life can throw at us.
GAYATRI MAJUMDAR, founder-editor of The Brown Critique