Category: Principles of Belonging

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication

This weekend I received the exciting news that Red Dashboard LLCĀ has selected not one but two manuscripts for publication! The first is Principles of Belonging and the second is Mera Bharat (“My India”). Principles...

The perplexing Rejection

The perplexing Rejection

After sending out poetry submissions for more than a decade, I recently received perhaps the most appalling one to date, one that made me irate. The rejection notice stated: I really hate saying No...

Close but no cigar

Close but no cigar

I received an e-mail the other day with mixed emotions. It was a rejection letter from a publishing house. My manuscript was in the “close but not quite there” category; the publisher just did...

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

Here is an interesting idea. I received this invitation from another poet friend of mine (it’s funny calling her a friend — I have never met her, but we are both from Washington DC,...

The Problems and Joys of Sanskrit Prosody

The Problems and Joys of Sanskrit Prosody

Please note: this was originally published as a note on my Facebook page. — If you read my last note, you would know that I have embarked on an epic journey, and that it...

Book-length poem

Book-length poem

PLEASE NOTE: THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE FALL, 2011 — IN REORGANIZING MY SITE, I HAVE COPIED IT OVER INTO MY BLOG. I started writing my epic poem this week. It’s a...