A new collection of poems from the awardwinning poet In this, her first collection of poetry since the awardwinning Countries of the Body, Tishani Doshi returns to the body as a central theme, but extends beyond the corporeal to challenge the more metaphysical borders of space and time. These new poems are powerful meditations born on the joineries of life and death, union and separation, memory and dream, where lovers speak to each other across the centuries, and daughters wander into their mothers' childhoods. As much about loss as they are about reclamation, Doshi's poems guide us through an 'underworld of longing and deliverance', making the exhilarating claim that through the act of vanishing, we may be shaped into existence again.
Tishani Doshi is the author of six books of fiction and poetry. Girls are Coming Out of the Woods, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award, and Small Days and Nights, are her most recent books.