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Everything Begins Elsewhere

Everything Begins Elsewhere

(2011)
A collection of poems by

 
"Free of the habitual lyricism of Indian writers, [Doshi's] work is austere and beautiful. Her refreshing muscularity gives her a distinct voice, both as a woman and an Indian." - The London Times

"A work of a striking, emerging talent, who is prepared to take risks in pursuit of sensual, emotionally engaged and passionate poetry." - Judge's citation, Forward Prize

In her second book of poetry - and her American debut - Tishani Doshi returns to the body as a central theme, while extending 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.

"After the Rains"

After the rains
the temple flowers
lie like fallen soldiers -
dirtied and bloodied pink.
I want to get down
on bended knee,
gather each broken petal
to my chest.
Out there -
where the river meets
the ocean's mouth,
it would be called
the kiss of life,
a resuscitation.
But here
with the world washed clean,
it is nothing but a trampling.


Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet, journalist, and dancer. She has written for newspapers such as the Guardian, International Herald Tribune, The Hindu Times, and the Financial Times. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers (Bloomsbury, 2010), has been translated into several languages. She lives in Chennai (Madras), India.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2011 : Hardback
Title: Everything Begins Elsewhere
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
ISBN: 9350292149 / 978-9350292143
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Everything Begins Elsewhere
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
ISBN: 1-55659-442-9 / 978-1-55659-442-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Everything Begins Elsewhere
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
ISBN: 1-85224-936-6 / 978-1-85224-936-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Everything Begins Elsewhere
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books
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July 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Everything Begins Elsewhere
Author(s): Tishani Doshi
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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