OUT OF CONTEXT

IR VERDICT:

Elegantly-composed but passionately heartfelt poetry, Kudla’s writing is reminiscient of Hafiz (particularly as interpreted by Daniel Ladinsky). His poems contain philosophy and heart all out of proportion to their size, capturing vividly powerful thoughts in a few carefully-chosen words. A couple of odd mistakes – “self-affilling” instead of “self-fulfilling” (if that is a mistake and not a clever new word I don’t understand), and the misspelling of Gandhi as Ghandi, for example – do not detract too much from the energy and vitality of the verse.