Dimapur, November 8: A collection of poems written by Emisenla Jamir, ‘Loneliness is an Orange’ was launched on November 6 at Kohima College, Kohima. The book was released by Dr Watijungshi Jamir, Principal, Kohima College, Kohima. Published by Barkweaver Publications and Illustrated by Limatula Longkumer, the book is a collection of 50 poems.
Emisenla is a writer from Kohima. Going by the Instagram handle @emisen_j her poems and musings have already gained popularity on social media. Her short story “Deliberate Delirum” was published in an anthology of short stories titled Raconteurs from the Hills (PenThrill). She also co-authored a collection of women’s poetry titled Woven Words (Heritage), by the Department of English, Kohima College, Kohima. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor (English) in Kohima College, Kohima.
Emisenla, in her speech, stated that she started writing poetry quite late, that she was more of a reader than a writer but she realised that it was about time she put down her thoughts on paper. “It has long been a dream of mine to publish a book of poetry. I wrote this book of poetry for myself, my other selves and for others”, she stated, and thanked Dr Easterine Kire for welcoming her into the Barkweaver family.
Dr Watijungshi in his brief speech stated that NAAC stresses on quality education which emphasises on research and publications, and that this will not only boost the poet’s API but also the college’s.
“It was an honour for Barkweaver to publish such high quality material”, stated Dr. Michael Heneise of Barkweaver while giving the publisher’s note. He applauded Emisenla for her achievement and for touching so many lives with her work, particularly the lives of young people who may have struggles of different forms.
The program was chaired by Dr Avinuo Kire.
(Page News Service)