A Sound Home in Words

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Author: Smeetha Bhoumik, Kala Ramesh, Abha Iyengar, Taseer Gujral, Mohd. Farhan
Publisher: Notion Press
No. of pages: 448
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781644293140
Published on: 2018
Book Format: Paperback
Subject: Literature


EquiVerseSpace is an anthology of creative writing that opens up a new dimension of equality, akin to the ‘swing’ of Jazz. There is poetry, short fiction, essay, discussion, review, book excerpt and the beautiful Japanese short forms - haiku, haibun, tanka, senryu. Emerging and established literary talent from all over the world have made their contribution to this rhythmic flow of shared understanding. There is music in it - born of resonance, and a deep bonding over equality that thrums in its sounds. Diverse voices, perspectives, age-groups, ideologies have united to create a landscape where the feminine is expressed in glimmering kaleidoscopic rays, is celebrated, and looks on to expanding circles of happiness even amidst darkness and despair. It is a celebration of the sounds of hope in all its hues, especially the blues. New waves of thoughts forge ahead on the road to equality, where the ‘Modern Fem-Jazz-Word Quartet’ plays on with ideas. Receipient of the inaugural Kamala Das Poetry Award instituted by Women Empowered-India - Anna Sujatha Mathai, finds pride of place in the anthology. A range of poetic forms and themes : free verse, sestina, couplets of ghazal, villanelle, experimental & others flow together, creating a sound of the spirit of water ; pay tribute to Begum Akhtar, challenge restrictive norms for women, interrogate atrocities, and take a close look at identity, relationships, belonging, evolution, sisterhood and the power of dreams, new ways of seeing.

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