Poetry from North-East India, in all its manifestations, demonstrate a kind of uniqueness in that it speaks predominantly of contemporary events--affairs which repeatedly makes them aware of a troubled, hopeless existence. It reflects the traumas of a society in transition. The past is pervading, yet the past and the present connect with a sense of longing: the emotional cessation created between the past and the present leads to a sadness layered with irony and a hint of derision. The rich, unifying traditions of the past and the chaotic developments of the present create a conflict in the poet's mind. Poetry on the Lips of the Earth: North-East Indian English Poetry: A Critical Analysis is a modest attempt to evaluate some prominent North-East Indian Poetry. It includes more than ten in-depth critical essays dealing different latest perspectives of the region by eminent scholars of the country. I hope that the book will get a warm reception in the hands of writers, readers, scholars, and teachers who want to be more conversant with the various unknown and untouched shades of North-East Indian Poetry.