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Point No Point
ISBN: 978 1 857543 06 3
Categories: Black and Asian, Indian, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: July 1997
216 x 135 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (EPUB), eBook (Kindle)
with my home intact
but always changing
so the windows don't match
the doors anymore - the colours
clash in the garden -
And the ocean lives in bedroom.
I am the one
who always goes
away with my home
which can only stay inside
in my blood - my home which does not fit
with any geography.
from 'The One Who Goes Away'
Sujata Bhatt's first book of poems, the award-winning Brunizem, appeared in 1988. In a very short time she has gained recognition as one of the distinct and reckonable new voices. She has things to say about her native India and her native tongue (Gujarati), about America and Britain, and about Germany where she now lives. She is, the New Statesman declared, 'one of the finest poets alive', and alive in a unique way to language, to issues of politics and gender, to place and history. Hers is a remarkable complete imagination, generous and at the same time unsparingly severe in its quest for the difficult truths of experience.
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