My Alibi -
A revolutionary's manifesto
Kazi Nazrul Islam
Translation © 2020 Monish Chatterjee
[Here is a recitation of this potent poem by the poet's son, Kazi Sabyasachi.
I am the poet of now, not of the Nuevo future
Call me poetic, call me prosaic, I accept with nary a word.
Some tell me, "Your place is with the earth-bound,
The mortal - why do we not witness emerging
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