About this title.
Rated by Alistair Paterson (editor of Poetry New Zealand) as amongst the best poets he's read since Arthur Rimbaud, this collection of poems is rich in its imagination and unique in its resonance. Pooja writes of the complexity of human experience with an acuity far beyond her years; she weaves each poem with a language that is both lush and simple, lending her work a deep, echoing clarity. A passionate and brilliant poet since childhood, Pooja says that, for her, poetry is not a choice but a way of existence; a way of seeing, of perceiving, of being intensely in love with life. This young, gifted poet is a product of today's connected world; born in Nigeria of Indian parents, she spent her early childhood in both India and Nigeria before moving to New Zealand at the age of thirteen. After being schooled and naturalised in New Zealand, she moved to Melbourne, Australia for her tertiary studies. An artist of extraordinary ability, Pooja Mittal's work shines with a rare vitality.
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About this Author.
Pooja Mittal was born in Nigeria and is studying for a masters degree in English Literature at Monash University in Melbourne.
"I do not really know where the impulse came from, but I began writing poetry when I was very young. My parents have kept poems I wrote before I was eight". Pooja has published two books, both offer little moments of varying significance culled from her personal experience.