With Lips Compressed is a collection of forty short poems by a nascent but ascendant poet., Shri Pradeep Sinha. HIs emotional outpourings on social and individualistic causes, tragedies, indefatigable, optimism, pinnacle of humanism, platonic love, spirituality and sarcasm are all bundled into one in this engrossing collection. The book resembles a mini psychological lab couched in a beautiful poetic diction, un-trammeled by the tyranny of meter and rich with words from many languages and dialects. The poems are an inexhaustible fount of creative intensity, integrity and genuine feeling of the poet. The reader will derive immense gratification from reading this collection and will be enriched, entertained and enlightened as she or he delves into the unfathomable depths of feeling evoked by the poems.