Augatora by Sujata Bhatt

Augatora

Sujata Bhatt

A refreshing collection of culturally eclectic poems, tracing the poet's Asian origins and also her experience of living in Europe. They are persuasive pieces, reflecting her ability to crystallise universal human experience into finely tuned passages. Gorgeous narratives.

Extract


It has to do
with movement -

How the tongue must change
its colour for every language -

Little chameleon bruised by your teeth

from The Multicultural Poem

Parallels
  • The Fat Black Woman's Poems by Grace Nichols
  • Another Mother Tongue by Judy Grahn

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