Monday, June 3, 2019

Column edition: DC's Lit Life

New edition of my column on DC’s literary life, a festival calendar, venues, & dis-n-dat. Friends, add your venue/organisation to the comments section of the article and we will have a comprehensive list!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Reading: Walt Whitman 200

Join me for the OPENING NIGHT of Walt Whitman 200 @ Busboys and Poets K Street 6.30-10.30 May 23rd for an epic reading of Songs of Myself in multiple languages, including my section in Hindi.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Column: Breaking Free: Anthems for our time

The fourth installment of my column "The Company We Keep" as writers: meeting novelist & poet #TishaniDoshi & poet #NancyMitchell and exploring Harriet Tubman's birthplace and museum #BlackHistoryMonth.

"All three women, from different periods and continents, are linked by how close they hold the earth, listening. As you drive out into Maryland, past farmland, into river deltas to beach, you can imagine Tubman crouching and hiding as she smuggled her people to freedom.

In Mitchell and Doshi’s poems, the earth and nature — birds, animals, bones of the dead — come alive to participate in the muffling, the soothing, and the upending of what we have repressed. These, and other voices, are the collective anthems of our time."

Monday, January 7, 2019

Inspiration for the New Year

#inspiration for the New Year: The third installment of my column: "In a single fruit is a map to my roots, reaching deep across continents. I imagine how each of us is full of many such maps." @WIRoBooks Inspired by #communitygardeners like Teresa Savarino & #RossGay "Fig Tree on 9th and Christian" @AmPoetryReview

 The figs on the school hill