Published by Janamat Prakashan, Santosh Lamichhane’s Porridge Eaters and Gruel Drinkers: A Nepali Poetry Collection is a written in Nepali, with some poems translated into English. The book is titled " "चामलखानेहरूरचौलानीपिउनेहरू" in Nepali.
Cover Page of Porridge Eaters and Gruel Drinkers
The book was formally released at a Nepali literary function in Madison, Wisconsin on September 26th, 2015. Writer’s mother Bhawani Lamichhane and Nepali folk singer Hiranya Bhojpure unveiled the book amongst Nepali community of Madison. At the book launch event, there was also poetry competitions and many good poems were recited at the stage.
Nepali literary person Dinar Shrestha provided an introduction of the author and Rajendra Aryal provided the critic of the book. Purna Shrestha , the president of Nepali American Friendship Association chaired the event.
From Left, Dinar Shrestha, Rajendra Aryal, Santosh Lamichhane, Bhawani Lamichhane, Hiranya Bhojpure, and Purna Shrestha
During the event, the author mentioned that the book contains poems written by him since his childhood and so the readers can see the progression of style and content as a person grows. He added that the poems revolve around simple introspection of everyday objects, self-inquiry, social observations, human sentiments, and love.
The book costs Rs. 200 and can be found at Janamat Prakashan, Kavre and will be available at a few book stores in Kathmandu. The book can also be ordered on Amazon for $9.99.