Drawing parallels between food and emotions, Eat My Feelings is a new poetry book that transcends mere verses. Authored by the talented 22-year-old Yash Rajani from Bandra, Mumbai, the book ventures into the complex landscapes of emotion, nostalgia, and self-discovery, all viewed through the prism of young adulthood.
Divided into three poignant parts, the book embarks on a flavorful journey through the highs and lows of life. 'Waffles', the initial chapter, is a canvas drizzled with the sweetness of love, happiness, and the essence of food itself. Each verse unfolds like a delicate dance, seamlessly weaving emotions with the taste of life's experiences.
The second part, 'Wasabi', mimics life's intricate flavors, hitting readers with themes of depression, anxiety, and the tender intricacies of Sindhi culture and Post-Partition identity. Here, Yash Rajani skillfully merges the pungent and the poignant, creating a literary experience that resonates with the complexities of existence.
The final chapter, 'Wine', resonates with bittersweet notes, delving into the universal longings for connection, nostalgia, and healing. Within these verses, the author encapsulates the essence of the human experience, crafting a tapestry of emotions that lingers on the palate of the reader's soul.
Eat My Feelings is not merely a collection of poems; it is a journey through heartbreak, rebirth, and resilience. The author's unique blend of Rumi's wisdom, Rupi Kaur's evocative style, and elements of self-help elevate this book to a space where each piece resonates profoundly with the reader's heart.
Yash Rajani, an artist and poet based in Mumbai, infuses personal experiences and cultural reflections into his work. Raised amidst the diverse cultures of India, Japan, and the United States, he uses food as a medium to connect with his roots and bridge the gaps between disparate worlds. The book is a testament to his coping mechanism during the pandemic – finding solace in the dualities of cooking and poetry, resulting in a masterpiece where art, emotion, and culinary experiences converge.
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