After the collection I have read recently, Abhishek Goswami’s The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems has come to me as a pleasant surprise because I often complain about the lessening interest in poetry writing in India. Abhishek’s debut collection has 35 poems, to be exact about the numbers and it took me not more than an hour to finish his anthology because my speed and faculty of poetry reading accompany themselves very well and I enjoy it! The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems, as a poetry anthology, is pleasant and a quick-read collection of poems which won’t bother the readers too much because it does not offer anything rather ambiguous, as usual poetry is. Abhishek Goswami has kept his writing clean and away from the conspicuous metaphors – his articulation is simple and he talks straight. Let’s get into it!