December 3, 2023


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Book Review: Rivers Going Home (Edited by Ashwani Kumar)

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Sutanaka Ghosh Roy reviews A Review of Rivers Going Home (Edited by Ashwani Kumar) observing how this collection has a larger vision of poetry seen through an ecological and feminist lens using metaphors for water it percolates through our bodies and our psyche.

  • ISBN: 978-93-92494-25-3 (Paperback)
  • Edition: 2022
  • Price: Rs 2399.
  • Published by Red River

      During the Lockdown when the world was suddenly collapsing around us, many of us struggled in trying to learn the language of a new grammar of life and death a common language that helped us to comprehend and combat was that of poetry. Published by Red River the poems in Rivers Going Home originated from ‘Poetry Live’—a curated experience on the social media platform, Instagram, where poetry readings were led by the Indian Novels Collective and the popular bookstore in Mumbai–Kitab Khana. On 31 March 2020 poet and critic Arundhati Subramaniam, inaugurated the series with a reading of ‘The Tent’ by Rumi, and described the initiative as, “an act of faith in poetry and troubling times”.

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