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World Poetry Day: The Chicken Trusser

World Poetry Day: The Chicken Trusser

Sharanya Manivannan’s most recent book is The High Priestess Never Marries, a collection of stories, which was shortlisted for the Tata Lit Live! Award For First Book (Fiction). She is also the author of a collection of poems, Witchcraft, and a children’s picturebook, The Ammuchi Puchi. Her next book of poetry, The Altar of the Only World, is forthcoming from HarperCollins India in 2018.

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World Poetry Day: The Enigma and The Theatre

World Poetry Day: The Enigma and The Theatre

Devdan Chaudhuri, contributing editor of The Punch, is also a member of Calcutta-based group Poetry Paradigm, which has collaborated with 27 establishments (cafes and hotels) in 8 cities in four countries who will offer a free coffee/tea with an original poem on March 21 to celebrate the UN World Poetry Day. This poem was written for the occasion.

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World Poetry/Prose Portfolio: Anna Christina and other poems

World Poetry/Prose Portfolio: Anna Christina and other poems

These poems by Estonian writer and poet Mathura M Lattik are part of the World Poetry/Prose Portfolio, curated by Sudeep Sen

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The River and other poems

The River and other poems

Four poems by Sathya Saran, consulting editor, HarperCollins Publishers India, executive director, Encyclomedia, and Contributing Editor, The Punch

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World Poetry/Prose Portfolio: RED in Konya

World Poetry/Prose Portfolio: RED in Konya

This is part of a section, World Poetry/Prose Portfolio, curated by Sudeep Sen. Sholeh Wolpé is an Iranian-born poet, literary translator and writer. Her latest collection of poems is Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths. Wolpé’s modern translation of The Conference of the Birds by the 12th century Iranian Sufi mystic poet, Attar, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.

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When J.S. Bach Meets Johnny Walker Black Label and other poems

When J.S. Bach Meets Johnny Walker Black Label and other poems

These poems by Omar Sabbagh are part of a new series we introduce this month — World Poetry/Prose Portfolio (WPP), curated by Sudeep Sen

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A Tale of Seasons  and other poems

A Tale of Seasons  and other poems

A Tale of Seasons, Colourless Canvasses, Melancholic Trilogy

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Belonging by Namitha Verma

Belonging by Namitha Verma

Two Poems

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Pigeons by Sanjeev Sethi

Pigeons by Sanjeev Sethi

Two Poems excerpted from This Summer and That Summer, published by Bloomsbury India

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My Bohemian Brother and other poems

My Bohemian Brother and other poems

My Bohemian Brother, Promise of Peace, Don't be Afraid, Stairs to the Sky

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Not All For Love and other poems

Not All For Love and other poems

Not All for Love, Anniversary of Light, Watchers

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Day and Night and other poems

Day and Night and other poems

Day and Night, The Shapes of Things, The Forms Lie on the Table, To the Moon, No Further War

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M.S. Attack and other poems

M.S. Attack and other poems

The City is Claimed, Crocodile Lake Revisited, Sieve, M.S. Attack

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Mountains and other poems

Mountains and other poems

Mountains, The Himalayas, Sagarmatha, Machhpucchere, Green Gorge, Fewa, Gupteshwor Falls, Chure

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Inheritance

Inheritance

Holding open the bathrobe, she looks for signs: a housewife's belly of leftovers and fasts and scars left by gut

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Turning off the Lights

Turning off the Lights

Turning off the Lights, The Affair II

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Sermon and other poems

Sermon and other poems

Sermon, Banyan and Each of Us Has Our Dharma

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Dirge and other poems

Dirge and other poems

Something Rich and Strange, Medical Entry, Spider, Dirge and The Fly in the Ointment

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Midnight, Christmas Eve

Midnight, Christmas Eve

Midnight, Christmas Eve and Screen-saver

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Chalk Dust on The Air

Chalk Dust on The Air

Chalk Dust on The Air, ZoSo by the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This

They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This

Poems excerpted from They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This by Anna Moschovakis, New York-based poet, translator and editor

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Cactus and other poems

Cactus and other poems

Five poems from The Missing RIB: Collected Poems by K. Satchidanandan

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Songs From A Mountain

Songs From A Mountain

Four Poems excerpted from Songs From A Mountain by Amanda Nadelberg

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Blossoms and other poems

Blossoms and other poems

Blossoms, The Aubade, Helter, Skelter

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The Beauty of Meaning and other poems

The Beauty of Meaning and other poems

Excerpted from the manuscript of selected poems titled Love and the Other Madness by Devdan Chaudhuri

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