Subhankar Das

by Horror Sleaze Trash on June 13, 2012

Subhankar Das is a writer, publisher and film producer living in Kolkata, India. He has publishd fourteen collections of poetry in Bangla though his most recent collection The Streets, the Bubbles of Grass, is published in English by his arts collective, Graffiti Kolkata. He has translated Allen Ginsberg’s Howl into Bangla and is the editor of the stark electric space…, an anthology of international experimental writing. He has produced six short films and owns a bookstore. His blog can be found here.

Subhankar Das
54 Jatin Das Road
Kolkata 700029


And it doesn’t always taste like chocolate

As I was eating her box
I had a sudden feeling of suspicion,
the box was so scattered
it felt like she kept her
front doors open to let the strangers in.
Shit! I thought what a nut I am
to think like that in a time like this
and concentrated
never even dreaming that soon
she will walk out on me.

It just took her a few hours to adjust,
a few howls
measured dialogues
a cup of tea
and 10 minutes of tears
that is all there to it.
Maybe there were a few house lizards
which ran paused and ran again
up in the ceiling and a limp cock
which I forgot to notice.

Up for sale

I was thinking of putting this up
in some virtual community
Dick Up For Sale
In exchange of Food and Stay.
And then I saw her advertisement
6 well used panties washed, for sale.
Why washed? Who wants to smell soap anyway?
But she sold it all just like that.
God why I am not a woman,
then there won’t be this headache
to make it extra long extra strong
and I am even having trouble in getting it up
these days.
Then I saw your message on my mobile
Remember me in times of madness.
And I called you but your phone
kept on ringing for ever.
You called me back after 3 days
but by that time I have forgotten
why I called you in the first place.
So I let the phone ring
and tried to read this shit which he calls poetry
this kid who has this self published book out and
even sent me a copy of it and wants me to comment
which I cannot even exchange for a few bidis.

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