Basmati Brown : paths, passages, cross and open

Basmati Brown: paths, passages, cross and open

Phinder Dulai
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Written mainly during the poet's travels through India, Basmati Brown represents a spiritual and social journey through Punjabi cultural roots while retaining a clear connection to a home in British Columbia. Phinder Dulai's poems have the ability to seduce with liquid words, caressing the reader with Punjabi rhythm and speech pattern in harmony with English voice. Basmati Brown is beautifully illustrated with evocative black-and-white photographs from both India and Canada. Dulai is a poet to watch, receiving high praise from talented Canadian writers such as Michael Turner and George Bowering. With just his second book of poetry, Dulai is already carving a name for himself in the Canadian literary scene.
 
I've travelled this book very closely -- from the "then-and-now" of India and the West, via anger and compassion, through caste and kin and state -- all the while convinced that I am in the hands of a skilled writer/musician, one whose plausible geometry speaks to the contemporary experience that is being of two (or more) places at once.
--Michael Turner
Here is a real made book ... performance poetry, rich nouns, a montage of material for a world you probably haven't seen yet. With puns and jabs, Dulai memorializes his heritage -- and wrestles it to the ground.
--George Bowering


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889711723
Paperback / softback
5.25 in x 8.25 in - 96 pp
Publication Date: 20000101
BISAC Subject(s):: POE011000-POETRY / Canadian / General,POE000000-POETRY / General 
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Written mainly during the poet's travels through India, Basmati Brown represents a spiritual and social journey through Punjabi cultural roots while retaining a clear connection to a home in British Columbia. Phinder Dulai's poems have the ability to seduce with liquid words, caressing the reader with Punjabi rhythm and speech pattern in harmony with English voice. Basmati Brown is beautifully illustrated with evocative black-and-white photographs from both India and Canada. Dulai is a poet to watch, receiving high praise from talented Canadian writers such as Michael Turner and George Bowering. With just his second book of poetry, Dulai is already carving a name for himself in the Canadian literary scene.
 
I've travelled this book very closely -- from the "then-and-now" of India and the West, via anger and compassion, through caste and kin and state -- all the while convinced that I am in the hands of a skilled writer/musician, one whose plausible geometry speaks to the contemporary experience that is being of two (or more) places at once.
--Michael Turner
Here is a real made book ... performance poetry, rich nouns, a montage of material for a world you probably haven't seen yet. With puns and jabs, Dulai memorializes his heritage -- and wrestles it to the ground.
--George Bowering

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Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889711723
Paperback / softback
5.25 in x 8.25 in - 96 pp
Publication Date: 20000101
BISAC Subject(s):: POE011000-POETRY / Canadian / General,POE000000-POETRY / General 
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