All posts tagged: Post III

‘Effluence’ by Ruth Vanita

‘After the ups and downs of the day Manufactured alone in this small room, Aching in more than one way, I press Seven buttons, and am at last in heaven. Who is to be praised like Graham Bell For the greatest, kindest imagining, For knowing that no song can please so well, So heal , as one voice saying two syllables in a tone not reproducible ? Thanks to an era that may blow us both Up any minute, my heart is lifted, I see the stars again , bless a world That has you in it, and that makes you mine Along a line so tenuous, vibrant, fine.’ Effluence, by Ruth Vanita, from The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets , ed Jeet Thayil, 2008. Reviewed at , Post III  Congratulations to Jeet who made the 2012 Man Booker list with Narcopolis

Post III , Poetry at the Games

Post  is a Review of Poetry Studies from the Irish Centre  for Poetry Studies at the Mater Dei Institute , Dublin City University (D.C.U). The third issue of Post was launched this week , there is  .pdf copy available to interested readers now available online,  I have linked it at the base of this piece. In Michael Hind’s editorial, Post  III,  and the poetry of sport sets the framework for the third issue, and puts some difficulties with it into their proper context.  Contributors are Katelyn Ferguson on  (Brendan) Kennelly on and off  the blocks ,  Jonathan Silverman ‘trackside vigilance’, Christodoulos Makris , Stephen Wilson,  Niall Murphy, Roy Goldblatt , Alexandra Tauvray , Ian Leask ,  and there’s even a review by me about Jeet Thayil’s selection of Contemporary Indian Poets for Bloodaxe.   Christodoulos Markis’  read from Spitting Out The Mother Tongue on the evening of the launch ,  and the poems are available in the Post III .pdf  ,  Christodoulos’  blog is here . The above image is by Derek Beaulieu,  I am also linking to his blog . My contribution to Post …