World hotel / Reetika Vazirani.
- Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, ©2002.
xi, 121 pages ; 23 cm
- American poetry -- Women authors.
East Indian Americans -- Poetry.
East Indian Americans.
- Poesía estadounidense -- Siglo XXI.
Poesía estadounidense -- Siglo XXI.
- In these memorable poems, Reetika Vazirani explores conflict: between mother and daughter, between lovers, between eastern and western cultures, between colonizers and the colonized. She tracks the long, difficult are of locating, losing, and relocating one's sense of home during a century marked by travel and emigration. An accomplished storyteller with a gift for lyric grace, her poems provide a unique and timely angle of perception. Through the use of a variety of masks and conversations, she gives voice to a world in which ethnicities are in a state of almost constant flux, a world particularly local and simultaneously cosmopolitan. Writing of Vazirani's first book, White Elephants (winner of the 1995 Barnard New Women Poets Prize), Grace Schulman said, "I admire the skill with which she creates poetry out of opposites: the sacred and the secular, exile and belonging, humor and wry sadness. Her poetry is a delight." Book jacket.
- Hollywood and Hydroquinone
The Great Hall
Tiffin for Tea, Lorry for Truck
The Bus North
What I Was Thinking When He Didn't Write
What My Best Friend Said to Console Me
To Richmond and Back
My Brother, the Wedding
Going to See the Taj Mahal
Maharaja of Patiala
One Week in the Village
Western-Trained in the Other World
Daughters in the Morning
Dream of the Evil Servant
A Night on the Queen Mary
Gardening: Hollywood Lane
Watching the News
Beads on a Mala
Quiet Death in a Red Closet
Maya to Herself and Then to Her Gardener
Letter to Jaipur
Days in Punjab
Boucheron, Shalimar, More Shoes
It's Me, I'm Not Home
At the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture among Youth
It's Me, I'm Not Home
What to Look for in a Man
A Winter Afternoon
When I Was a Housewife
A Holiday at Home
Nikos of Caravy Street
Nikos at 42
To Angelina from Nikos in His Old Age
Laleh of Caravy Street
Letter to the Moor
Remembering Jean Rhys
Hamlet out in the Night
From the Postcard at Vertigo Books in D.C.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-121).
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards - Fiction, Winner, 2003
- Penn Provenance:
- Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Vazirani, Reetika. World hotel.
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