Archive for the ‘South Asian American Poetry’ Category

Hyphen Magazine reviews Dhaka Dust

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

“What’s so promising about Dhaka Dust is precisely that Ahmed never evades our contemporary moment, taking on a globalizing, anxiety-stricken world while always focusing on the contradictory ways that her speakers live through them. Over the course of these poems, Ahmed subtly crafts the emotionally complex terrain that captures the sprawl and dislocation that shape our early 21st century psychology.” –Hyphen Magazine review of Dhaka Dust










New York Times reviews Dhaka Dust

Monday, September 5th, 2011
"Though she’s American, Ms. Ahmed makes it clear that she’s been honed and haunted by her ghost homeland, Bangladesh. But that knowledge offers small solace, only dual exile...." 
--"Poets’ Visions of America From the Inside and Out," The New York Times









Indivisible Editors on Blog Talk Radio

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Neelanjana Banerjee and Pireeni Sundaralingam discuss their award-winning anthology, Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry, co-edited with Summi Kaipa – and read a poem of mine in the process.






When the party is over – AWP off-site reading on Sunday

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

It’s Sunday, AWP is over, and you just haven’t had enough poetry.  Come out to the Writer’s Center in nearby Bethesda for a reading and reception for Indivisible, which just won the 2011 Northern California Book Award!

February 6, 2011, 2-4:00 PM, Reading and reception
The Writer’s Center – Bethesda
4508 Walsh St.
Bethesda, MD 20815
(GPS: Use Chevy Chase)
(301) 654-8664

I’ll read with Indivisible editor Pireeni Sundaralingam and anthology contributor Ravi Shankar.