Do You See?
Wow, no post for a l-o-n-g time. Primarily because WP showed up really crazy on my browser and I wouldn’t be ableto navigate through my own dashboard. Technological woes, huh.
So what all happened during this entire time?
I had some poetry out in a few litmags such as KINDLE and DUSUN; I finished up the 3rd part of my interview with Naren Bedide on Dalit Telugu poetry on PRAIRIE SCHOONER; our top poet K Satchidanandan mentioned my name in a multi-part article of the literature of the Northeast he is writing; a young “poetry entrepreneur” added my name among her hall of fame “poetry lounge” for the new website that she just launched; I received the cover proof of my short fiction collection (for which Ashok Banker has written a foreword), and Duckbill publishers of Adil Jussawalla’s newest YA poetry collection launched their FB page by giving link to my discussion on THE RIGHT KIND OF DOG.
Also, Prof. GJV Prasad from my alma mater JNU sent a good word about my novel:
“Nabina, finished reading your book a while ago. extremely interesting and thought provoking. I can see the poet every now and then. having liked the novel, I thought of what works and what doesn’t… wonder if you were a bit too controlled or was that the result of editing. I felt this was a very good novel, of significance to contemporary India … in any case this novel is a compelling read. congrats and thanks for giving me a copy.”
I almost switched to tumblr thinking WP had gone kaput. Looks like it was my browser. No way I could login to tumblr either. Now I’m back to WP, or so it seems.
June 3, 2010, we technically moved back to India from the US. Had no proper chairs or couches. This is where we ate, sat, read and griped:
June 6, 2013, my niece Aishi turned 8. For me, she is my first babygirl. She loves water, I love water. She reads, I read. She screams and fights, I do too! Adorable little one:
What comes to me with a whiff of remembering something — where two memories are in fact fused — is also slightly disconcerting. And that is why the individuals in them or the essence of them will enter my writing some day.
BY ROBERT HASS
—- Robert Hass, “Meditation at Lagunitas” from Praise. Copyright © 1979 by Robert Hass. Reprinted with the permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.