These poems walk through cities in bodies that don’t belong. They speak through moments in migration, music, film and pop culture. These are poems as acts of resistance, renewal and reclamation. Poems that make shrines of grimy corners. They are dancing till the sun comes up and laughing in the face of anyone who says they cannot take up space.


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About the author


This is Pooja Nansi's third collection of poems. Her previous collections are Stiletto Scars (2007) and Love is An Empty Barstool (2013). Her key performance work includes a one-woman show, You Are Here (2015) which explores issues of inheritance and migration through personal family histories. She also wrote and performed Thick Beats for Good Girls with Checkpoint Theatre which opened in April 2018 questioning the intersections between feminism, identity and Hip Hop. She is a co-founder of Other Tongues, a literary community of minority voices and the current festival director of the Singapore Writers Festival. 








We Make Spaces Divine / Pooja Nansi

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