02nd 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.