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Monday, January 11, 2010


It's been over five years since I was first approached to contribute to this anthology. Five years of unexpected twists and turns for the editors - through two publishing houses, family bereavements, and more. But they never gave up. Here it is.

Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian American Poetry

Forty-nine poets. 141 poems. Ghazals and sestinas to free verse, experimental writing, and slam poetry. And among those 141 poems, nestled in oh-so-crisp pages, gleaming like pomegranate seeds - some of mine.

Rarely does one have the pleasure of seeing so many poets violate the truth that no one can be in two places at the same time. Indivisible provides hundreds of local poetic delights and deserves a place among the best anthologies of poetry.

Billy Collins, US Poet Laureate 2001 - 2003


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