Dwibedy has a unique and marvellous way of sculpting phrases that lie just beyond what we’ve already thought – and we feel our imaginations grow in response. His is a vision plugged directly into the heart, but also into the concrete world, underscoring the innate loving capacity of all things, from trees to twilight. This is a book driven by the immensity of possibility, and through it, Dwibedy’s work makes new and amazing things possible. – Cole Swensen Ancient Guest is a collection of four series of poems that overlap and interweave to create a fictional-autobiography in verse. The poems explore the historical and the mythological, the spiritual and the sexual. Evocative, explosive and experimental, this collection marks a new direction in contemporary Indian poetry.