A new collection of verse from one of India's finest contemporary poets.
'The poems are passionate sensuous and intelligent full of energy and enterprise. They hold their dramatic shapes with grace and establish her as a poet to read and return to time and again.' - George Szirtes T.S. Eliot Memorial Poetry Prize Winner 2004 '...a highly competent writer aware of form of poetic conventions in many different language traditions with a feeling for cadence lineation image compression and sound...a pleasure to read.' - Bruce King The Little Magazine 'Unlike many of the Indian English poets of the present Priya doesn't make her poems obtuse; being also a novelist she follows a loose narrative pattern in her series of poems.' - The Hindu '...swoops and dives between space and time...her poems speak for themselves to the reader and to each other deliberately and clearly.' - Dr Arshia Sattar 'Full of striking imagery the form of these poems allows the passion to be expressed in their fullness without it becoming an outpouring of emotions...shows what a contemporary poet can do with a traditional form.' - The Book Review.