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Um, a lot has happened since the last post. I’ve been a little out of touch with the blog but not jobless really. So much to do, so little time!
My short fiction book THE HOUSE OF TWINING ROSES – STORIES OF THE MAPPED AND THE UNMAPPED got published almost at the same time as my second poetry collection INTO THE MIGRANT CITY.
Here’s a LiFi Publications poster of my fiction book:
And here’s one particular cover of the poetry book that’s unique for now (you do remember the covers from Writers Workshop were all different colors, being handcrafted and embossed?):
Meanwhile, we zipped off to Delhi on a super short visit in near-freezing and grey climes there. The heartwarming events in Delhi were my poetry reading and discussion with students in JNU, and some good family time. Dhananjay Singh, JNU faculty, facilitated the reading. Eminently refreshing. And what fun, some copies of my poetry and fiction book got picked up by students. I met a few friends there, always a bonus! Here are pictures of Anjumon Sahin, Dhananjay and me:
In other exciting news, we’ve moved to our own new apartment in the city. A 3-BR set up in Mallapur-Nacharam. Enough for city living considering I’ve been spoiled with living in largish airy houses. Still much to fix and work in the house. Making it a comfort zone.
BY JOHN BREHM
You can take it away, as far as I’m concerned—I’d rather spend the afternoon with a nice dog. I’m not kidding. Dogs have what a lot of poems lack: excitements and responses, a sense of play the ability to impart warmth, elation . . . .