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Meet Kirun Kapur

Interview by Nicole Melanson ~

Kirun Kapur is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist (Elixir Press, 2015). 1,317 more words

Interviews With Writers

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto: A Book Review

I bet my boots whoever has lost loved ones can relate to this. It has two stories ,but they have the same theme- struggling with loneliness. 504 more words


Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore : A Book Review

This is about devotion to God. It could be a perfect inspirational book for religious people who believe in their callings. On the contrary, atheists like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins might adduce that there was no divine intervention in writing these songs ; it was a matter of Tagore’s motivation brought about by his past experiences. 329 more words


Review: The Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi, John Bester (Translator)

A dissection of a marriage once filled with love slowly spiraling to loathing. Tomo, a traditional dutiful Japanese wife, faces her husband’s request in accordance with traditional and culture. 101 more words


Review: In a Grove by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

Seven varying accounts of the murder of a samurai, Kanazawa no Takehiro, whose corpse has been found in a bamboo forest near Kyoto.

Perception. Truth. Each person recounts their version of the tragedy, whether it is actually what they ‘saw’ or ‘what’ exactly transpired – undetermined. 91 more words


Mother's Day Book Recommendations

As Mother’s Day approaches, I find myself thinking more and more about my relationship with my mother. If I could describe my relationship with my mother, it would be frustratingly complicated. 222 more words

Asian Literature


To Maningning



I’ve read your works today and they were inconsolably sweet

And they spoke to me

Honeyed poems persistently and eternally nibbled by termites… 117 more words