Eighteen poems depicting Indian life
Cheryl gives an overview of the book:
A man splits a coconut over a stone.
Sweet milk flows from the hemispheres.
When the stone, unscathed, leaves
the man’s hand, it’s the air that cracks
during the long hurtle toward the woman’s skull.
Her daughters wail behind her,
tongues trilling against the wind.
My books include poetry and fiction. My first novel, Shiva's Arms, tells the story of an American woman who marries into a Hindu Brahmin family, and explores the themes of cultural identity and the meaning of family.
When I married into a Hindu Brahmin...