#DesiBooksDiscourse: Being an Editor and a Poet: The Dichotomy and the Communion

Hello and welcome to Episode 74 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. Thank you for tuning in. In our second #DesiBooksDiscourse episode, we have the poets Kashiana Singh, Ralph Nazareth, and Indran Amirthanayagam discussing what it's like to be an editor and a poet and the various dichotomies and communions these two roles enable for them as creatives.

#DesiReads: Nandana Sen reads from her English translation of Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s Bengali poetry collection, Acrobat

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Hello and welcome to Episode 62 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. This entire week, we have the brilliant ladies from Brown Girl Bookshelf as guest hosts. In #DesiReads today, they're introducing a reading by the writer and translator, Nandana Sen, from her new poetry translation, Acrobat. This is a collection of poems originally written in Bengali by the acclaimed Nabaneeta Dev Sen. Before I hand over to them, here's a quick introduction to our wonderful guest hosts: Mishika Narula and Srisruthi Ramesh of Brown Girl Bookshelf.

#FiveDesiFaves: Zilka Joseph shares her favorite books of poetry and hybrid essays

Hello and welcome to Episode 55 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Today, in the #FiveDesiFaves segment, we have Zilka Joseph, who has a new poetry collection out titled In Our Beautiful Bones. She's sharing her five favorite works of poetry and hybrid essays by: Nissim Ezekiel, Reetika Vazirani, Agha Shahid Ali, Sejal Shah, and Sumita Chakraborty.

#FiveDesiFaves: Vidhu Aggarwal’s favorite diasporic works of speculative poetics and alternative fantasy

Hello and welcome to Episode 49 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Today, in the #FiveDesiFaves segment, we have Vidhu Aggarwal who has a hybrid poetry collection out titled Daughter Isotope. She's sharing her #FiveDesiFaves: diasporic works of speculative poetics and alternative fantasy by Usman T. Malik, Vandana Singh, Bishakh Som, Hari Alluri, and Bhanu Kapil.