Onslaught South Asia Series no 1
Too many haikuists today perfume their compositions with the equivalent of deodorants, cushioning themselves from contact with the world in all its manifestations. Janak Sapkota has a nose—and eyes—for what is real. He has the gift to look at things with a clear-sighted attentiveness. He has trained his eye to look intently, to look intelligently. Here he has created a body of work that is suffused with genius.