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by Jeet Thayil

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Overview

The narrator in these poems abandons the sectarian histories of 1990s' Bombay for the relative calm of New York, only to find himself a witness to September 11, 2001. Jeet Thayil's second collection links images of water, addiction and forgiveness; poems that evoke multiple outsider perspectives are set in landscapes as various as Hong Kong, Bombay, and New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781892494597
Publisher: Rattapallax Press
Publication date: 06/15/2006
Edition description: Includes audio CD
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
Part IMoveable
About the Author3
Moveable5
Skewed7
Afloat, the Immigrant Martyr Elect8
It Wasn't Until the Lawyer Told Me10
The Man Who Married Water11
September 10, 200113
Part IIShapeshifter
How to Be a Girl17
How to Be a Toad19
How to Be a Leaf20
How to Be a Horse21
How to Be a Crow22
How to Be a Bandicoot23
How to Be a Krait24
Part IIIAche
Fool and Flea27
The Air There is Crowded28
Botero's Pear30
Villanelle with a Line from Baudelaire31
There's a Chinese Wall Between Us32
Sailor's Log34
Psalm Secular35
Part IVThe Genesis Godown
English39
Summer42
Moon43
Monsoon44
Dawn45
Winter46
My Grandmother's Funeral47
Part VAche
The Other Thing51
Meanwhile, Over in Orissa52
The Brown Nude53
The Boredom Artist54
Portrait of the Artist as an Old God55
Elegiac56
He Do the Husband58
Part VIShapeshifter
Heroination61
The Unauthorized Autobiography of Rain63
Ophelia64
The Shapeshifter's Inventory65
Yet Another Mother Poem67
At Kabul Zoo, the Lion68
Slumming in Bombay, Beelzebub70
Part VIIMoveable
Land's End73
Pashupatinath74
Kovalam76
Imaginary Homecoming77
London79
Doune81
Hongkong, 199783

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