I contributed this poem to a blog, where I was asked to select one of my poems that I “consider feminist or woman-centric,” and I dithered for months because I could not come to a conclusion about two issues: 1) Which facet of my feminism should I display? and 2) Why should I privilege that […]
NITOO DAS teaches English at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She was born in Guwahati, but came to Delhi in 1994 for her higher studies. Her PhD dealt with constructions of the Assamese Identity under the British (1826-1920). Das’ poetry works with voice, soundscape and comic defamiliarisation. Her first collection, Boki, was published by Virtual Artists Collective, Chicago, in September 2008. She can be contacted at river.slant[at]gmail[dot]com and she blogs at http://riversblueelephants.blogspot.com.
Beloved, I’m tired and this drying body remembers the crane- white of your nails tonight. The widows come in limp droves everyday and my ears scorch with their words. Today, Shanta told me “They gave me powders to choke my daughter.” Her hands kept fluttering to her head as if to touch dream hair. Sometimes […]
Issue 2 Winter 2010 TAO AIMIN is known for her anthropological works made from the washboards of rural woman. Over the years she has collected thousands of these boards, recording the stories and faces of the women whose hands wore these boards down through the recursive repetition of monotonous labor. Creating installations and experimental ink […]
ART curated by Maya Kóvskaya PRACTICES, POWER & THE PUBLIC SPHERE: Dialogical Space & Multiple Modernities in Asian Contemporary Art ART NONFICTION Maya Kóvskaya Public Action Art and Performative Interventions in the Chinese Public Sphere ART NONFICTION William Hurst (performance photography by Han Bing) ORPHANS OF PROGRESS: Workers and Political Discourse in Post-Socialist China ART […]