March 05, 2013

Three more from the myth sequence

"Myth of Loneliness," "Myth of the Wound" and "Myth of the Muses" appear in the current issue of the Assam-based Northeast Review. The powerful issue also has two special features: one focusing on Nellie, and the other on the 'Ghosts of Calcutta'.

My father was born in Assam, as were many of my ancestors. Some among my extended family still live there. These poems, my dance with the dark goddess, are dedicated to them.