As the fourth instalment of my month-long poetry celebration+collaboration with Harper Collins India, we're reading Malabar Mind by Anita Nair. The book is part of the #Harper10 special edition series of poetry books celebrating Indian poets.
In Nair’s debut collection of poems, the real and corporeal, landscapes and mindscapes are explored with a fluid ease. From the quirky resonance of Malabar’s names to the stressed drone of television newscasters during war time; from the apathy of non-stick frying pans to the quiet content of cows chewing cud, she rakes through the everyday, pausing each time for an unusual moment. Love, failure, humour, irony, lust, hope, anguish; beaches, crows, bus journeys, hospitals, just about every aspect of the human existence finds place in this collection of poems written over a decade.
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