Elongshila Jamir releases 2nd poetry book ‘It Ends to Begin Again’

Kohima: Author says working on the book made her ponder on delicate affinity that humans share with nature

BY | Friday, 23 June, 2023
Book release of Elongshila Jamir’s It Ends to Begin Again

It Ends to Begin Again, the second volume of poetry by Elongshila Jamir, published by Woods Publishers, Kohima was released by Prof. J Longkumer, SAS Nagaland University, Medziphema campus, on Friday at DCafe, Kohima.

Prof. Longkumer remarked that Elongshila Jamir, in just two years, has published two books of poems, and that it was so awe inspiring. She continued to say that the young author is creative in every way and is finding her way in the world with such self-assurance. He mentioned that It Ends to Begin Again captures renewed confidence, maturity, creative growth, unapologetic vulnerability and a realization of the poet’s own self-worth, and that there is something for everyone in this book.

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Lanusenla Jamir in the publisher’s note congratulated the author on putting out a beautiful collection of sincerely honest poems. She hoped that the book would encourage budding writers to put pen to paper and begin writing, if not for the world to see, then for one’s own pleasure.

Book reviews were given by Vizovono Elizabeth, freelance editor & researcher, and Dr. Talisenla Imsong, Professor Nagaland University, Kohima campus. In the reviews of the book, Elizabeth said that It Ends to Begin Again explores the endless process of mental anguish and the quintessential sense of loneliness of the creative artist. “I’m sure it will resonate with her readers and encourage them to face life with courage,” she said. Imsong also remarked, “Whether you are a veteran poetry enthusiast or a newcomer to poetry, this book will make sure it gives a gentle nudge that stirs your own desires, struggles, regrets and personal growth that often go unnoticed within you.”

Elongshila Jamir with Prof. J Longkumer, SAS Nagaland University

Elongshila Jamir in her author’s note shared that while working on the book, it made her ponder on the delicate affinity that humans share with nature that is so intimate and so profound that we remain almost identical. The changes and the cycle that nature is made to go through, through the changing of seasons, humans are made to go through the same cycle of changes in their lives. She also mentioned how the cycle ends, only to begin again and reflected on the continuity of things despite its transient nature. She ended her note by acknowledging people who have held her hand in the making of this book, especially her parents, saying that being able to do and explore something that she loves at an age when she cannot support herself, is all because of her parents’ love and support.

The program was graced with a song by Imlisangla Jamir, invocation by Kevisede Ti-u and chaired by Konaei Shongdok.

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