About the Book
“Jacob Isaac’s poetry ranges across diverse moods and imaginative perceptions of life and times. His poetry emotes the readers with refreshing observations, which fathom deep into the obvious and an honesty of feeling in a language that gives to the ordinary the aura of extraordinary dimensions. His poetry picks up small details for an intimate, illuminating indulgence thereby holding the readers in a lingering spell yet touching upon the complex fabric of a thinking poet’s mindscape. His poetry also opens up the immediate object of the poet’s attention in words that seem to reflect the presence of something deeper and profound, which surpasses the present and transports the readers to a different horizon.
Jacob’s craftsmanship is flawless and leaves the readers in awe and wonder at its perfection. His poetic diction, his use of unique metaphors and images drawn from diverse disciplines, and his observation of the complex phenomenon of life throws light on the mind of a conscious artist. The emotions poeticised in long narratives of many long poems in the anthology keep the readers glued to the poem’s inherent music that lends a lyrical touch, which are so strikingly imbibed by the poet in poem after poem” (R K DAS—poet; writer; professor; joint secretary in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament, New Delhi).
About the Author
Jacob Isaac is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed English poet. Born in Mavelikara, Kerala (India), He is the Founder, Director and CEO of Good Shepherd Education Project in Marble Hall, South Africa and former CEO of St. Thomas Education Project In South Africa. Although He is an entrepreneur and CEO of an Education Project, his passion in portraying the powerful feelings and thoughts through poetry supersedes all his other interests. By using imagery and metaphors, he creates meaning and beauty to the feelings and thoughts and to the inexplicable enigmatic and existential situations. By using rhythm and language, he communicates psychological perspectives from the hidden and invisible world of human consciousness through his poetic expression. His distinctive poetics and persona create a unique style his poetry, which evoke much attention from many corners of the world. He received numerous international, national and state level awards for Excellence in Poetry. Isaac was conferred the honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature (Lit.D.) in recognition for his literary contributions by the World Academy of Arts and Culture (recognized by UNESCO) at the 34th World Congress of Poets held in Peru. Jacob Isaac holds A Bachelor of Arts (B. A ) Degree in English and Master of Arts (M. A) Degree in English Language and Literature from Sri Venkateswara University. Jacob Isaac is the son of Prof. M Isaac Kalimadam and Thankamma Isaac. He married Sobha Sara and they have blessed children Dr.Jobby John, Dr. Thankam Jacob, Aravind Isaac and granddaughter Sharon Liya John.