Ye Calliope, Erato and Polyhymnia

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Author: Shilpa Vinay Viswanath
Pages: 58
Year of Publication: 2010
Price: HB Rs 150, FB Rs 100
HB 978-81-8157-965-2 (9788181579652)
FB 978-81-8157-966-9 (9788181579669)

About the Author:
Shilpa Vinay Viswanath graduated in Economics from the London School of Economics. She has published three other volumes of poetry with Writers Workshop, India: Pause and G for God, D for Distraction in 2009 and Alias Da-Ugh-Ter in 2010. This was her third collection.


M-i-d-d-l-e riddle

I was the middle child in a middle class family
In a middle income country
Through the middle of modernism
During the middle of a Marxist movement.

To miss being maimed in the middle of a mess
I left my middle income country
In the middle of monetizing markets
With middle motivation to master.

But, I found myself marching
In the middle of meddling middle income migrants
Of middle height and middle muscular mass
Minting in a country
That was in the middle of no where.

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