Monday, March 15, 5666
This time round Almost Island is all poetry, whatever that means. We have a long spanking hot preview from I. Allan Sealy's new verse novel, Zelaldinus. We have some very cool translations (by Michelle Gil-Monteiro) of the hyper-contemporary Argentine poet Maria Negroni. We have translations from the seminal and dizzyingly versatile Malayalam poet, K. Satchidanandan, including the first canto of his autobiography. We have selections from Meena Alexander's most recent (and I thought very intriguing) collection, Quickly Changing River, and a new cycle of poems by her. We have two sets of poems from Trinidad-born true original Vahni Capildeo who I'm sure many of you will not have heard of, but you really should--I've been very excited by her work lately. We have brand new poems from that young American master of discursive daydreaming, Ravi Shankar (please do check out the poem "Course of Empire", available only in the pdf). And some assorted Subramanians.