Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 37 | March 2019 | Emma Lee reviews Lady Jesus and Other Poems.

Emma Lee reviews Lady Jesus and Other Poems.

Lady Jesus and Other Poems Arathy Asok

(Authorspress, www.authorspressbooks.com

ISBN 978-93-88332-19-4, 70pp, 175 Rupees/$14)

"Lady Jesus and other poems" is a collection of contemporary, unflinching poems that don't back away from politics or patriarchy. In "They Ask me Questions I will not Answer",

 "They looked to see

What crowds were being formed,

That thought of the little raped girl,

The boy who wrote poems

(And was jailed),

Of the pregnant woman 

With the still...

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