"Poetry is a naked woman, a naked man, and the distance between them." ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Drying Earth in Indian Ruminations [July 2011 Issue]
My first published poem written way back in 2005, in a spurt of poetic creativity. Incidentally, it also marked the beginning of my blogging.
Illicit Affair in Red River Review [November 2011 Issue]
Born out of my realisation that "...a memory is best left where it began..."
Evenings of Ice Cream published in the Taj Mahal Review [online and print, June 2012 Issue]
This started out, strangely enough as a poem to a lover, treating him as a little boy. When I look back, it is still that to me. A letter to a lover.
The (K)nightmare in Indus Woman Writing [July 2012 issue]
Inspired by a very real dream and a very real knight who swooped in to cloak away the darkness.
Four poems in Coldnoon: A Quarterly of Travel Poetics [online and print, July 2012 Issue]
Travel inspiring poetry inspiring travel.
Interviewed (sort of!) by Mayank Austen Soofi of The Delhi Walla fame for a series on poets in Delhi called Delhi's Bandaged Moments. [August 2012]
Too Old To Remember in Wordweavers [November 2012], Indus Woman Writing [Second prize], and Muse India [January-February 2013]
A poem inspired by witnessing the vulnerability of old age touch a loved one. Recited here by Sheila Singh.
Ugly is the New Black in New Writing Volume 2, Helter Skelter [November 2012]
An impromptu poem written based on visual cues. A first!
Three poems in The Mindful Word [November 2012]
Poems written by an older self, which find resonance even today.
Where I learn it is fashionable to read Bukowski in The Rusty Nail [January 2013]
Written in the throes of my affair with the ever bawdy, Bukowski.
I Am a Woman in India in eFiction India [January 2013] and The Mindful Word [February 2013]
Written in response to the gang-rape of a 23 year old in the city I call home.
Wanderings (to the ones I lost to the forks in the road) and A Summer of Shame in Muse India [Issue 47, January-February 2013 and republished in Issue 55 May-June 2014]
Conversing with a Fox on a November Evening in Coffee Shop Poems, a poetry blog run by the talented Tim Knight [February 2013]
True story this.
What if? in Volume 11 of Papercuts, a stimulating bi-annual magazine by Desi Writers Lounge [February, 2013]
The poem, written a very long time ago, was a result of a very real fear. It found a home in Papercuts' issue with a theme 'Prequel'. Indeed, the poem was a prequel to my favourite story.