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Sikh-Briton Poet Wins Felix Dennis Poetry Prize
Mona Arshi’s ‘Small Hands’ has won the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection.
I Try To Speak To Ghalib
"Someone reduced Delhi to cruel squads, a strange Diwali / Dark clouds ascend like Qutab Minars ..."
Two Poems translated From Punjabi by NIKKY-GUNINDER KAUR SINGH
“ … hold on to 'today' tightly / Like ambrosial elixir, sip it slowly; / Absorb it, get high on it …”
Today I Ask Waris Shah:
Ajj Aakhan Waris Shah Noon
A Poem by AMRITA PRITAM, Translated from Punjabi by NIKKY-GUNINDER KAUR SINGH
Rise! O sympathizer of the afflicted! Rise! Look at your Punjab!
The Doer Interpreted by EK ONG KAAR KAUR
"You are the Doer within the life of every being ... Who else is there to perceive?"
Punjabo A Poem by GURMEET KAUR
"When she sings / Five rivers flow / She is the song ..."
Rock Art Is My Mother A Poem by JASPREET SINGH
"... from the enigmatic rock of punja sahib emanates a petrified blessing ..."
Guru Prakasham A Poem by A P J ABDUL KALAM
"As it orbits all around the sun, even sun bows in enhanced reverence / And salutes the earth ..."
Under The Mango Tree -
Ambi De Bootey Thhulley
MOHAN SINGH, Translated from Punjabi by NIKKY-GUNINDER KAUR SINGH
" ... the love songs of the koel bird / Pierce me like shots from a gun ..."
A Love Poem After The Genocide A Poem by JASPREET SINGH
“From now on, we will tell / our stories / ourselves …”