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· François Cheng: Une longue route pour m’unir au chant français · Emily Suzanne Carlson: Why Misread a Cloud · Greil Marcus: Folk Music A Bob Dylan Biography in Seven Songs · Maxime Garcia Diaz wint 35ste C. Buddingh’-prijs · Death be Not Proud, Poem by John Donne · Sweetest Love, I do Not Go: Poem by John Donne · The Broken Heart: Poem by John Donne · Alice De Chambrier: La Pendule Arrêtée · Tishani Doshi: Everything Begins Elsewhere · Larry Starr: Listening to Bob Dylan. Experiencing and re-experiencing Dylan’s music · Alessandro Barbero: Dante · Tishani Doshi: A God at the Door

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François Cheng: Une longue route pour m’unir au chant français

« C’est à l’âge de quinze ans que le chant s’est éveillé en moi. Je m’ouvrais à la poésie et entrais, comme par effraction, dans la voie de la création… »

Depuis son premier essai sur l’eau et la soif – unique témoin de son adolescence chinoise qu’il a emporté en France et dont il nous livre aujourd’hui la traduction – en passant par ses rencontres avec Gide, Vercors, Lacan, Michaux, Emmanuel, Bonnefoy et tant d’autres, François Cheng nous fait partager la longue route qui l’a conduit à devenir, lui l’exilé qui ne savait dire ni « bonjour » ni « merci » lorsqu’il est arrivé à Paris, un poète français.

Cette route, malgré les affres de la guerre en Chine, l’extrême précarité matérielle des premières décennies en France, et de cruels tourments intérieurs, mais est toujours éclairée par la poésie française qu’il intériorise au fond de sa nuit solitaire. Elle l’est aussi par un amour passionné pour la langue d’un pays dont François Cheng a fini par épouser le « chant » et le destin. La lumière singulière qui émane de ce récit est celle d’une symbiose qui unit la Voie du Tao et la voie orphique et christique, orientant sans cesse le poète vers l’authentique universel.

François Cheng, de l’Académie française, est à la fois poète (Entre source et nuage, 1990 ; Le Livre du vide médian, 2004), romancier (Le Dit de Tianyi Prix Femina 1998, L’Éternité n’est pas de trop, 2002) et essayiste (Cinq méditations sur la beauté, 2006, L’un vers l’autre, 2008, Cinq méditations sur la mort autrement dit sur la vie, 2013, Assise, 2014). Il a publié De l’âme en 2016.

Une longue route pour m’unir au chant français
par François Cheng
Albin Michel
12 Octobre 2022
Littérature générale
Éditeur: Albin Michel (12 octobre 2022)
Langue: ‎Français
252 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 2226477306
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-2226477309
Broché €17,90

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Emily Suzanne Carlson: Why Misread a Cloud

Why Misread a Cloud takes its name from clouds of ash and smoke in wartime which appear to the author as a “storm, blown over the sea.”

Both an exploration of the mind’s ability to turn what is into something else, in order to survive, and the mind’s ability to resist the effects of psychosocial warfare imposed by the military and the police.

“Who wants you to be afraid” the poet’s friend asks as he “added sugar to his tea.” The realization this question brings enables the poet to explore forces that separate us from one another and ways we rise up within ourselves to move through fear toward love.

Emily Suzanne Carlson (she/they) is a mother, a poet, a teacher, and the director of Art in the Garden, a liberatory, anti-racist, LGBTQ+ welcoming, and joy-centered program that addresses the impacts of childhood adversity and trauma. Emily is the author of two prior collections: I Have a Teacher (Center for Book Arts 2016), and Symphony No. 2 (Argos Books, 2015). Emily earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. With friends, they run the Bonfire Reading Series. Emily lives with their partner and their three children in an intentional community centered around an urban garden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Why Misread a Cloud
Emily Suzanne Carlson
Pub. Date: 10/31/2022
Publisher: Tupelo Press
ISBN: 978-1-946482-79-2
Binding: Paberback
Pages: 42
Price: $ 17.95

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Greil Marcus: Folk Music A Bob Dylan Biography in Seven Songs

Acclaimed cultural critic Greil Marcus tells the story of Bob Dylan through the lens of seven penetrating songs Marcus delivers yet another essential work of music journalism.

-Kirkus Reviews: Just as Dylan allows a song to carry him away, readers will be transported by the sheer poetry of Marcus’ prose.

In Folk Music, Greil Marcus tells Dylan’s story through seven of his most transformative songs. Marcus’s point of departure is Dylan’s ability to see myself in others.

Like Dylan’s songs, this book is a work of implicit patriotism and creative skepticism. It illuminates Dylan’s continuing presence and relevance through his empathy-his imaginative identification with other people.

This is not only a deeply felt telling of the life and times of Bob Dylan but a rich history of American folk songs and the new life they were given as Dylan sat down to write his own.

Greil Marcus
Folk Music A Bob Dylan Biography in Seven Songs
Hardcover
English language
11-10-2022
288 pages
Yale University Press
EAN 9780300255317
€ 25,99

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Maxime Garcia Diaz wint 35ste C. Buddingh’-prijs

‘Het is warm in de hivemind’ poëziedebuut van het jaarMaxime Garcia Diaz wint 35ste C. Buddingh’-prijs

Poetry International kende de C. Buddingh’-prijs 2022 toe aan Maxime Garcia Diaz voor haar poëziedebuut Het is warm in de hivemind, een uitgave van De Bezige Bij. De dichter kreeg de prijs voor het beste Nederlandstalige poëziedebuut van het jaar uitgereikt door juryvoorzitter Jelle Van Riet, tijdens De Staat van de Poëzie, het slotprogramma van het 52ste Poetry International Festival Rotterdam. Dit jaar dongen 26 poëziedebuten mee, naast winnaar Maxime Garcia Diaz maakten ook Ferdy Karto, Nisrine Mbarki en Esohe Weyden kans op de prijs. De jury bestond naast literair journalist en columnist Jelle Van Riet uit schrijver en podcastmaker Daan Doesborgh en dichter, schrijver en beeldend kunstenaar Michael Tedja.

Uit het juryverslag
De jury prijst Het is warm in de hivemind als bundel die alleen nu geschreven had kunnen worden. Met taal als het internet zelf, bij vlagen psychedelisch, vol memes, emoji, reclames en zijpaden, heeft Maxime Garcia Diaz een spannende bundel afgeleverd. Ze treedt er ver buiten de gebaande paden van de poëzie mee, wat de poëziewereld ongetwijfeld zal opdelen in lovers en haters. “Krachtige passages geven de lezer houvast en zin om verder te scrollen, swipen en surfen.” Diaz dicht onder andere over de problematische verhouding die jonge meisjes en vrouwen van nu met hun lichaam hebben en over het gebrek aan contact. De gedichten bulken van de referenties aan de popcultuur, maar verwijzen ook naar dichters en schrijvers zoals Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath en Virginia Woolf. De jury roemt het activistische karakter van Maxime Garcia Diaz: “Het is warm in de hivemind is een debuut dat de lezer eens flink door elkaar schudt.”

52nd Poetry International Festival
Met de Uitreiking van de C. Buddingh’-prijs 2022 sloot Poetry International vanmiddag de 52ste festivaleditie die afgelopen vrijdag begon feestelijk af. Eindelijk kon het weer, de kracht van het woord ervaren, in lijfelijke aanwezigheid van hongerig publiek en zoveel verschillende dichtersstemmen van over de hele wereld. Net als festivaldichter Marjolijn van Heemstra werden we “bijna emotioneel van de hoeveelheid publiek en de waanzinnige mix van stokken en stekjes die nieuwsgierig rondloopt, en vooral van het idee dat poëzie nog altijd gedragen wordt door een stevige groep wonderschone types die taal de tijd en ruimte geven die ze zo hard nodig heeft. Omdat we anders verstarren.”

Sinds 1988 bekroont Poetry International jaarlijks het beste Nederlandstalige poëziedebuut met de C. Buddingh’-prijs. Daarmee bevordert Poetry International de aandacht voor talentvolle nieuwe stemmen in de Nederlandstalige poëzie. Voor menig dichter van naam was de C. Buddingh’-prijs de eerste belangrijke trofee die in de wacht werd gesleept. Joke van Leeuwen, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer en Anna Enquist, of recenter Lieke Marsman, Ellen Deckwitz, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld en Radna Fabias behoren tot de laureaten. De laatste editie werd in 2021 uitgereikt aan Wout Waanders, voor zijn bundel Parkplan (uitgeverij de Harmonie).

Het is warm in de hivemind
Maxime Garcia Diaz
Wat gebeurt er met een lichaam als het alleen maar naar een beeldscherm staart? Wat glinstert er tussen de ruïnes van de eenentwintigste eeuw? Dat onderzoekt Maxime Garcia Diaz in deze spetterende debuutbundel. Haar associatieve gedichten kronkelen, bedwelmen, ontregelen, en wortelen diep in het digitale, het feminiene en het hedendaagse. Flarden van nieuwsberichten vermengen zich met academische theorie en uitgestorven webpagina’s uit de jaren nul. In haar poëzie worden grenzen poreus – tussen lichamen, talen, stemmen – en is alles onzuiver.
Het is warm in de hivemind is een analoog internet, een papieren web, een bloederige rotzooi van popcultuur, ondode URL’s en meisjeslichamen. Een bruisend poëtisch debuut waarin de taal welig tiert, over fantasie, gekte, woede, angst, en een spookachtige revolutie. Deze meerstemmige maelstrom lijkt nog het meest op het internet zelf: grillig, gevaarlijk en vol van een duistere en vreugdevolle overvloed.

Maxime Garcia Diaz (1993) studeerde Cultural Analysis aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. In 2019 won ze het NK Poetry Slam. Haar werk is eerder gepubliceerd door De Internet Gids, Samplekanon, Yes The Void, Deus Ex Machina en De Optimist. In 2020 kwam haar chapbook Artificielle uit bij het label Marktcorruptie en werkte ze met andere jonge schrijvers aan de voorstelling Poetic Resistance. Garcia Diaz is Nederlands en Uruguayaans en woont in Amsterdam. Haar poëziedebuut Het is warm in de hivemind verscheen in 2021.

Het is warm in de hivemind
Maxime Garcia Diaz
Type: Paperback
Uitgever: De Bezige Bij
ISBN: 9789403120614
NUR: 306
Aantal pagina’s: 112
Verschijningsdatum: 15-07-2021
Prijs 22,99

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Death be Not Proud, Poem by John Donne

 

Death be Not Proud

Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

John Donne
(1572 – 1631)
Death be Not Proud
(±1618)

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Sweetest Love, I do Not Go: Poem by John Donne

  

Sweetest Love, I do Not Go

Sweetest love, I do not go,
For weariness of thee,
Nor in hope the world can show
A fitter love for me;
But since that I
At the last must part, ’tis best,
Thus to use myself in jest
By feigned deaths to die.

Yesternight the sun went hence,
And yet is here to-day;
He hath no desire nor sense,
Nor half so short a way;
Then fear not me,
But believe that I shall make
Speedier journeys, since I take
More wings and spurs than he.

O how feeble is man’s power,
That if good fortune fall,
Cannot add another hour,
Nor a lost hour recall;
But come bad chance,
And we join to it our strength,
And we teach it art and length,
Itself o’er us to advance.

When thou sigh’st, thou sigh’st not wind,
But sigh’st my soul away;
When thou weep’st, unkindly kind,
My life’s blood doth decay.
It cannot be
That thou lovest me as thou say’st,
If in thine my life thou waste,
That art the best of me.

Let not thy divining heart
Forethink me any ill;
Destiny may take thy part,
And may thy fears fulfil.
But think that we
Are but turn’d aside to sleep.
They who one another keep
Alive, ne’er parted be.

John Donne
(1572 – 1631)
Sweetest Love, I do Not Go

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The Broken Heart: Poem by John Donne

 

The Broken Heart

He is stark mad, whoever says,
That he hath been in love an hour,
Yet not that love so soon decays,
But that it can ten in less space devour;
Who will believe me, if I swear
That I have had the plague a year?
Who would not laugh at me, if I should say
I saw a flash of powder burn a day?

Ah, what a trifle is a heart,
If once into love’s hands it come!
All other griefs allow a part
To other griefs, and ask themselves but some;
They come to us, but us love draws;
He swallows us and never chaws;
By him, as by chain’d shot, whole ranks do die;
He is the tyrant pike, our hearts the fry.

If ’twere not so, what did become
Of my heart when I first saw thee?
I brought a heart into the room,
But from the room I carried none with me.
If it had gone to thee, I know
Mine would have taught thine heart to show
More pity unto me ; but Love, alas!
At one first blow did shiver it as glass.

Yet nothing can to nothing fall,
Nor any place be empty quite;
Therefore I think my breast hath all
Those pieces still, though they be not unite;
And now, as broken glasses show
A hundred lesser faces, so
My rags of heart can like, wish, and adore,
But after one such love, can love no more.

John Donne
(1572 – 1631)
The Broken Heart

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Alice De Chambrier: La Pendule Arrêtée

 

La Pendule Arrêtée

C’est une chambre peinte à fresque
Avec de hauts murs lambrissés;
Lorsque l’on entre, on croirait presque
Rentrer dans les siècles passés.

On éprouve une gêne étrange
Dans cet endroit silencieux:
Il semble que l’on y dérange
Un rendez-vous mystérieux.

Je ne sais point pour quelle cause
L’appartement fut délaissé;
La fenêtre en est toujours close,
Sous le grand store bien baissé.

Il s’y passa, l’on peut le croire,
Autrefois des faits importants,
Mais nul ne connaît plus l’histoire
Que recouvre la nuit du temps.

On y voit sur la cheminée,
Entre deux flambeaux vermoulus,
Une pendule très ornée
Qui depuis longtemps ne va plus.

Il s’est enfui bien des années
Tandis qu’inactive elle dort,
Ses aiguilles comme enchaînées
Par le silence de la mort.

Que fut l’heure mystérieuse
Dont elles ne sauraient bouger?
Quelle est la main triste ou joyeuse,
Qui retint le battant léger?

C’est un secret et je l’ignore,
Un secret que l’oubli scella…
Les meubles seuls pourraient encore
Raconter cette histoire-là;

Car dans la vieille et triste chambre
Tout parle encor du temps ancien,
Même le léger parfum d’ambre
Qui vous saisit lorsqu’on y vient.

Les ans, dans leur marche sévère.
Ont fui, par les jours emportés,
Mais la pendule solitaire
Ne les a pas même comptés.

Il n’est plus qu’une heure pour elle,
Heure égale à l’éternité,
Et cette heure unique c’est celle
Où son battant fut arrêté.

Ainsi parfois sur cette terre
Où nous avons été placés,
Nous rencontrons, triste mystère,
Des cœurs vivant aux jours passés.

Comme la pendule fidèle
Dans la salle aux lambris doré,
Ils se sont de l’heure actuelle
Volontairement séparés.

Pour eux aussi, toute la vie,
L’instant présent et l’avenir,
Est dans une heure évanouie
Qui ne doit jamais revenir…

Le temps a beau marcher sans trêve,
Ils ne l’entendent pas couler,
Et trop absorbés par leur rêve,
Ils ne peuvent s’en éveiller.

Qu’importe si les jours s’amassent,
Qu’il soit le matin ou le soir,
Que les ans s’arrêtent ou passent,
Ils ne veulent pas le savoir.

Désormais, leur être demeure
Sur le même point arrêté;
Ils ne connaissent plus qu’une heure,
Et c’est pour eux l’éternité.

4 février 1881

Alice De Chambrier
(1861-1882)
La PenduleArrêtée

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Tishani Doshi: Everything Begins Elsewhere

In her first poetry collection since the award-winning Countries of the Body, Tishani Doshi returns to the body as a central theme, but extends beyond the corporeal to challenge the more metaphysical borders of space and time.

These poems are powerful meditations born on the joineries of life and death, union and separation, memory and dream, where lovers speak to each other across the centuries, and daughters wander into their mothers’ childhoods.

As much about loss as they are about reclamation, Doshi’s poems guide us through an ‘underworld of longing and deliverance’, making the exhilarating claim that through the act of vanishing, we may be shaped into existence again.

Everything Begins Elsewhere was followed by two further collections, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods in 2018, and A God at the Door in 2021.

These poems move in different directions, as true poetry should. We hear in them joy and sadness, praise and lament, love and disenchantment – simultaneously. Tishani Doshi speaks courageously about herself, about her choices, about the growing shadows. It’s a beautiful book’ – Adam Zagajewski

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati descent. She was born in Madras, India, in 1975. She received her masters in writing from the Johns Hopkins University in America and worked in London in advertising before returning to India in 2001 to work with the choreographer Chandralekha, with whom she performed on many international stages. An avid traveller, she has been trekking in the Ethiopian Bale Mountains, visited Antarctica with a group of high-school students, and documented the largest transgender gathering in Koovakam. She has written about her travels in newspapers such as the Guardian, International Herald Tribune, The Hindu and the Financial Times.

She won an Eric Gregory Award for her poetry in 2001. In 2006, she won the All-India Poetry Competition, and her debut collection, Countries of the Body (Aark Arts), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers (Bloomsbury, 2010), was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Hindu Fiction Award, and has been translated into several languages. Her second poetry collection, Everything Begins Elsewhere, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2012. Fountainville: new stories from the Mabinogion was published by Seren in 2013. Her third collection, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods (Bloodaxe Books, 2018), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2018 in the UK, and for the poetry category of the 2019 Firecracker Awards in the US. Her second novel, Small Days and Nights (Bloomsbury, 2019), was shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize. Her fourth poetry collection, A God at the Door (Bloodaxe Books, 2021), was shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Collection.

Tishani Doshi lives on a beach between two fishing villages in Tamil Nadu with her husband and dogs. She is currently Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Literature and Creative Writing at New York University, Abu Dhabi. For more information, see her website www.tishanidoshi.com.

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Tishani Doshi
Everything Begins Elsewhere
2012
Paperback
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781852249366
Bloodaxe Books Ltd
£10.99

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Larry Starr: Listening to Bob Dylan. Experiencing and re-experiencing Dylan’s music

Venerated for his lyrics, Bob Dylan in fact is a songwriting musician with a unique mastery of merging his words with music and performance.

Larry Starr cuts through pretention and myth to provide a refreshingly holistic appreciation of Dylan’s music. Ranging from celebrated classics to less familiar compositions, Starr invites readers to reinvigorate their listening experiences by sharing his own—sometimes approaching a song from a fresh perspective, sometimes reeling in surprise at discoveries found in well-known favorites. Starr breaks down often-overlooked aspects of the works, from Dylan’s many vocal styles to his evocative harmonica playing to his choices as a composer. The result is a guide that allows listeners to follow their own passionate love of music into hearing these songs—and personal favorites—in new ways.

Reader-friendly and revealing, Listening to Bob Dylan encourages hardcore fans and Dylan-curious seekers alike to rediscover the music legend.

Larry Starr is emeritus professor of music history at the University of Washington. He is the author of George Gershwin and coauthor of American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, sixth edition.

# non fiction: music
Listening to Bob Dylan
Author: Larry Starr
Experiencing and re-experiencing Dylan’s music
Pages: 160 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in
Paperback – $19.95
978-0-252-08602-1
Publication Date: 10/12/2021
Series: Music in American Life
University of Illinois Press
2021

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Alessandro Barbero: Dante

Vanwege de roem die hem al bij leven ten deel viel, weten we over Dante Alighieri (ca. 1265 – 1321) meer dan over de meeste van zijn tijdgenoten.

We volgen de later wereldberoemde dichter vanaf zijn adolescentie: als de zoon van een woekeraar, die ervan droomt tot de wereld van edelen en schrijvers te behoren. We zien hem in de donkere wandelgangen van de corrupte politiek en tijdens zijn ballingschap, waarin hij de verscheidenheid van veertiende-eeuws Italië ontdekt.

Historicus Alessandro Barbero plaatst de schepper van De goddelijke komedie in zijn tijd, cultuur en maatschappelijke context. Dante is daarmee niet alleen een portret van een dichter; het boek biedt een volledig beeld van een man die vat probeert te krijgen op macht, geld, oorlog, familie, vriendschap en liefde.

Alessandro Barbero is een van de vooraanstaandste historici van Italië. Zijn werk wordt internationaal gepubliceerd. Hij doceert Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis aan de universiteit van Piedmont Orientale in Vercilli. Tot zijn bekendste werken behoren Waterloo en Het mooie leven en de oorlogen van anderen, waarvoor hij de Premio Strega ontving.

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Dante
Alessandro Barbero
Vertaler: Etta Maris
Paperback
Ingenaaid
Nederlands
Uitgever Athenaeum
Druk 1
Verschenen sep. 2021
Bladzijden: 384
Genre: Biografieen literaire auteurs
EAN 9789025313432
Afmetingen 216 x 136 x 31 mm
€ 27,50

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Tishani Doshi: A God at the Door

“We are homesick everywhere,” writes Tishani Doshi, “even when we’re home.”

With aching empathy, righteous anger, and rebellious humor, A God at the Door calls on the extraordinary minutiae of nature and humanity to redefine belonging and unveil injustice.

From a microscopic cell to flightless birds, to a sumo wrestler and the tree of life, Doshi interrupts the news cycle to pause in grief or delight, to restore power to language. A God at the Door invites the reader on a pilgrimage―one that leads us back to the sacred temple of ourselves. This is an exquisite, generous collection from a poet at the peak of her powers.

In an era of pandemic lockdown and brutal politics, these poems make vital space for what must come next―the return of wonder and free movement, and a profound sense of connection to what matters most. A GOD AT THE DOOR by TISHANI DOSHI invites the reader on a pilgrimage―one that leads us back to the sacred temple of ourselves. This is an exquisite, generous collection from a poet at the peak of her powers.

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning writer and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati descent. Born in Madras, India, in 1975, she received a masters in writing from the Johns Hopkins University, and worked in London in advertising before returning to India in 2001, where a chance encounter with the choreographer Chandralekha led her to an unexpected career in dance. She has published seven books of fiction and poetry, the most recent of which are Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Poetry Award and a Firecracker Award; and a novel, Small Days and Nights, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize, the Tata Best Fiction Award, and The New York Times Bestsellers Editor’s Choice. She has interviewed over a hundred writers about the craft of writing, and has published essays in The Hindu, Granta, The National, The New York Times, The Guardian, Lithub and Corriere della Sera. She is a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at New York University Abu Dhabi, and otherwise, lives on a beach in Tamil Nadu, India.

 

(. . . . .)

What if god on the other side of the wall
was equally alone and in need of company
What if we replaced god with home
What if I was ready to become nothing
What if I understood there was no me

Would you carry me to this divinity

 

A God at the Door
by Tishani Doshi
Format: Paperback
88 pages
ISBN: 9781556594526
2021 Copper Canyon Press
$16.00 list price

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