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Writing Octopus

Authored By: K Srilata

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 978-81-7273-785-6

Year of Publication: 2013

Pages: 74

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 136.50

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Book Contents


About the Book


This Slim Collection Of Poems Showcases Srilata’s Most Recent Work, Many Of Which Have Appeared In Journals Such As Prairie Schooner, Mascara Literary Review, Kavya Bharathi, Recours Au Poeme And Caravan. Resting On The Central Metaphor Of The Octopus, These Poems About Absence, Invisibility, Disability And Poetics Speak To The Heart By Way Of The Intellect. The Poems Employ A Mix Of Carefully Structured Arguments And Poetic Strangeness To Achieve Their End. 

About the Author


A Poet And Fiction Writer, K. Srilata is A Professor Of English At IIT Madras. She Has Two Collections Of Poems, Seablue Child And Arriving Shortly. Her Debut Novel Table For Four, long-listed In 2009 For The Man Asian Literary Prize, Was Published By Penguin. Srilata Also Co-edited The Anthology Rapids Of A Great River: The Penguin Book Of Tamil Poetry. Her Work Has Been Featured In The Blood Axe Anthology Of Indian Poets, The Harper Collins Book Of English Poetry, Recours Au Poeme, Caravan, Fulcrum, The Little Magazine, Kavya Bharati and In Two Anthologies Published By  Sahitya Akademi.


Srilata Was A Writer-in-residence At The University Of Stirling, At Sangam House And At The Yeonhui Art Space In Seoul.