Thursday, February 4, 2010

Frontier Verse

At Pakistani journalist-poet Kyla Pasha’s first reading in India, the office of her publishers, Yoda Press, was packed to capacity. Possibly because Pasha’s poetry has been described by art critics as an effortless marriage of politics and love, the two topics weaving into a tapestry that is vivid yet not verbose.

"“Everything is genocide now. You can’t take two steps without seeing a massacre, so I don’t go anywhere,” read out Pasha, 30, from her book High Noon and The Body distributed by Cambridge Press. Pasha, based in Karachi, writes for Global Comments, an online publication and is the editor for another online magazine Chay that focuses on issues of gender and sexuality.

Full report here Indian Express

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