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Some amazing lines from Indian-origin poet Vijay Seshadri's Pulitzer prize winning book '3 Sections'

Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category.

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Updated:April 15, 2014, 5:58 PM IST
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Some amazing lines from Indian-origin poet Vijay Seshadri's Pulitzer prize winning book '3 Sections'
Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category.

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems '3 Sections.'

The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music were announced on Monday by Columbia University. Seshadri's '3 Sections' is a "compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless," the announcement said.

The prize for the poetry category was given for a "distinguished volume of original verse" by an American author. A Columbia University alum, Seshadri would receive USD 10,000 reward. Here are some profound lines from his award-winning collection of poetry.

Consciousness observes and is appeased,

the soul scrambles across the screes...

David copperfield came and went, and their symnpathy for him was such

that they pitied him almost as much

as he pitied himself....

Even though I'm an immigrant

the angel with the flaming sword seems fine with me

he unhooks the velvet rope,

he ushers me into the club...

Your poor hands, your poor eyes

to see me weeping in my room...

Once I accused the innocent

once I bowed and prayed to the guilty...

There is a border but it is not fixed

it wavers, it shimmies, it rises, it plunges into the unimaginable seventh dimension...

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