A whiteness of bone: Reflection of humans’ insensate action and stolid expressions
Dr. Priyanka Sharma
Jayant Mahapatra, a poet from the soil of Orissa possesses tremendous energy and a rare poetic gift as he has not yet stopped his poetic activities. His Random Descent is a production of 2005 and he is still editing Chandrabhaga with a commendable zeal. All the contemporary poets are almost silent with the exception of Shiv K Kumar who is a great critic as well. Jayant Mahapatra stands among the sterile Indian crowd of English language poets who dry up after an average of two volumes. The poetry that Mahapatra wrote during these twenty-five years, if judiciously evaluated, may be called the poetry of wisdom. It does not mean that his former volume do not contain the ripeness of his poetic genius but since time necessarily leaves its impact on the creative mind, it can be taken for granted that the seniority in age is also responsible for the accompanying depth in whatever the poet writes.