03 August 2010

Tuesday Poem: The Fasting Season, by Tishani Doshi (video)




Tim says:This poem comes from the collection Countries of the Body, which won Tishani Doshi the 2006 Forward Poetry Prize. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers, drawing on her own experience as a person of Indian and Welsh heritage, was published in 2010. And, as if all that wasn't marvellous enough, she also blogs about cricket.

2 comments:

LentenStuffe said...

Wow!

An exacting, forceful talent with a hint of Duende.

John

Mariana said...

I enjoyed this piece but I think the choppy camera work detracts from the flow.

I’m too conscious of the shot in relation to the poem – questions like: is that a close-up to emphasise certain lines etc. pop into my head and I lose the thread of it. Are the camera and the poem in cahoots or not?