NaPoWriMo 2020 – We are Serving Up Essays!

It’s National Poetry Month and a few of us are bringing to short, readable, illustrated, essays at your doorstep every day. The very diligent Steve Spandouis curates these articles with contributions from Bob Blair Robin Martin Berard, Howard Miller and myself this year. I have one up about Writing in times of Unease – Anne Boyer andContinue reading “NaPoWriMo 2020 – We are Serving Up Essays!”

Humans of Varanasi

My review of Vivek Nath Mishra’s – BirdSongs of Love and Despair featured in The January Edition of The Bengaluru Review ’The collection of stories is independent that they can be pulled open on any one page and read as nuggets to be savored on their own, yet are interdependent in that they crossContinue reading “Humans of Varanasi”

The witchcraft of daughters and mothers

Kidnapping you for a day, away From the dailiness, of duties I walk with you outward, outward Into a brewery of chamomile I disentangle my roman locks From the twists and turns of me My own encounters, I walk with you deliberately, kidnapping you for a day   I walk with you, Sanah, side byContinue reading “The witchcraft of daughters and mothers”

before you go to bed tonight

before you go to bed tonight, will you take stock of me, you us, ours? the encroachment of our ghosts, their clinking voices singing into glasses brimming with our receding desires   before you go to bed tonight, will you promise, to continue this ritual even when I am more fragile when tomorrows lose theirContinue reading “before you go to bed tonight”

‘Is it true, we can only love so much?’: Four poems by Kashiana Singh

Originally posted on Bengaluru Review:
Mouthful of Cloudbursts  Feather soft droplets, uncertain and fickle Surprising sounds, glassy sheets of revival Gushing in to announce a transparent arrival Initiating an odorless ovation, trickle by trickle Rooftops lay flat against a tiptoe dance Hummingbirds listen transfixed, in pleasure Flapping grief, into a euphoria of collapsing treasures The…