Icarus and Other Poems by Pradeep Chaswal

Icarus and Other Poems - Pradeep Chaswal

I have found Icarus and Other Poems very thought-provoking. The core of these poems are clearly an observation of humanity, focusing on the most vulnerable. The images are vivid, and the poems address social issues. Mr. Chaswal has a sensitive, compassionate perspective, but under this thin layer is a brewing anger about the way things are. I also love the use of mythologies, such as Icarus, to embody the surpassing of human fears and embrace adventure and self-becoming. His poetry is a call for change, an important pursuit for all poetry