Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods (Paperback)
Copper Canyon Press, 9781556595509, 112pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2018
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"Tishani Doshi . . . offer s] an eloquent dissection of the body--its attributes, metaphors, deficiencies and contradictions--all delivered in chromatic, richly textured lines, in which the assured manipulation of rhythm and internal rhyme produces poems of remarkable balance and grace." --The Guardian
"Tishani Doshi combines artistic elegance with a visceral power to create a breathtaking panorama of danger, memory, beauty and the strange geographies of happiness." --John Burnside
In her third collection of poetry, Tishani Doshi addresses violence against women by giving bodies abused and silenced bodies a chance to speak at last. Of and for the women that live on, she writes with bold reverence for that which thrives despite the odds--female desire, the aging body, the power of refusal. Doshi reminds us that poetry, at its root, is song--in praise and lament, hopeful and ebbing--calling out for truth and redemption.
From "Fear Management"
. . . Up ahead, a row of fishermen. Legs like pins, tomb-sized chests, leaning back on their heels to haul. Say they are making noises at you. A sideways kind of sound designed to entice a small, brainless creature into a corner before smashing it underfoot . . .
Tishani Doshi was born in Madras, India. She is an award-winning poet, journalist, essayist, and novelist, whose work has been translated into five languages. Doshi is also a professional dancer with the Chandralekha Troupe. She lives in Tamil Nadu, India, with her husband and three dogs.