nd May 2023
Ankita Saxena Mother | Line Book Launch feat. Prerana Kumar
Prerana Kumar is featuring at Ankita Saxena’s book launch. The event starts at 7:30pm.
Join Ankita Saxena at Reference Point for a night of music and poetry to celebrate the launch of Mother | Line published by Verve Poetry Press.
“We are daughters of Kali”, Saxena writes, and “mothers linger on the sides, hearing us become them; / our routines only theirs to thank for, our spices, / our blends, and even our greedy tongues.”
What do we inherit from our mothers? From our grandmothers? From the legacy of colonisation and empire?
Drawing on the author’s British Asian heritage and experiences growing up as a woman in an increasingly violent world, this collection weaves together the personal and the political in ghazals, odes and specular poems, which hold a mirror to the world and to themselves.