I’ve been reading a bit about journaling …..incidentally a diary is a journal is a diary. The two words are interchangeable. While googling, I discovered that there are many misconceptions about the diary and the journal being two very different things. Would really like your feedback on this. I’m also … Continue Reading Of journals….
If you haven’t read Part 1 of the interview with Julian Peters a comic book artist who specializes in poetry illustration, well what are you waiting for? Click here. Julian talked about the connections between Manga and Yeats. He cited The Young Turks as a new age inspiration for illustrators … Continue Reading Illustrating Poetry with Julian Peters- Part 2
Here’s a story I’ve written for The Elephant Journal……..actually it is a snippet that came out of a revelation that I had on how comic strips affect the psyche of the Parent and the story of relationships. Dedicated to my Fifth Gear Addict Sons……. I love books, so my kids … Continue Reading Oh Calvin!
Titles make a poetry book sparkle- and with a title like ‘Of mutability‘, Jo Shapcott has hit the mark. I borrowed this book from the library over a month ago. It is the kind of book that you can’t return immediately after reading as you must read it again and again. … Continue Reading Of Mutability….it changes you
I’ve subscribed to poets.org. So I get a poem every day. This besides all the other stuff in my inbox. The other day I came across a beautiful poem and I wanted to hold on to it. The problem is that I read these everyday poems and articles cursorily on … Continue Reading Transience and Tigers
Forgive me for the obscure title. I’m reading a wonderful piece of fiction by Ruth Ozeki, and on page 25/26 of her Booker Prize nominated novel A Tale for the Time Being , she writes about blogging. Since this is a blog, I had to post it here: “It made me sad … Continue Reading Lonely Blogger, who gives a shit?
The Hoop is a slender book as poetry books are. It is divided into two parts” The Hoop” and “Green”. John Burnside wrote this magnificent collection, his first book, with nature as his guide. His ecological praxis explores a centring that is lost and can only be restored by the … Continue Reading Reading The Hoop
1234×3456-345/90 breathe in breathe out breathe in problems solve themselves in machines little boy with pencil grade degrade grade C or D or E. E for elephant, egg plant, engineer breathe in out in problems go away under be neath be low beneath sheets pillows eye stained cupboards stashed with … Continue Reading Solve
Shut your doors/slide your windows/stand still/do not breathe/ do not count to three/ do not tell the monkey in your head to stop jumping/shaking the leaves/falling the fruit/stop/do not look back/if you do you will reach the edge/ if you do you will fall off the world as flat as … Continue Reading Muse Stop
Tishani Doshi’s slight book of poems ‘Everything begins Elsewhere’ has two parts- most poetry books are divided this way into parts. The first part is Everything begins. Where does everything begin? Have you thought of the beginnings of love, beauty, terror and the wind? Endings are something people think of … Continue Reading Reading Everything begins Elsewhere
I don’t know what you make of Teacher’s Day but my time as teacher was special because of it. I’m privileged to have chatted about all things poetry with Jenny Sadre-Orafai, a professor and poet. She was kind enough to be part of a new segment that I hope to … Continue Reading Jenny Sadre-Orafai
This is a podcast of me reading a chapter from my ebook ‘Unsettled’. It is the first time I’m on audio, voluntarily anyway….unless you count the times my mom and dad taped my baby ramblings. First you have to find a chapter from your book that says a bit but … Continue Reading Of Podcasts