28 minutes | May 1, 2020

Galley Beggar Podcast #9 Preti Taneja

"I last saw Jeet at the last public event I attended before the UK’s pandemic lockdown – it was in London, for a memorial. After the service, we drank, and talked; and mingled briefly in the crowd; we parted without saying goodbye. So this book as an object holds layers of meaning: memories of travel and of both happy and sad times spent with friends." Preti Taneja thinks about the writer Jeet Thayil and reads from Fulcrum NO. 4, an edition in which Thayil edited a selection of 56 Indian poets under the (beautiful!) title Give the Sea Change and It Shall Change. Writers Preti references include: Henry Derozio, Nissim Ezekiel, Srikanth Reddy, Mukta Sambrani. She also discusses Threads, by Sandeep Parmar, Bhanu Kapil and Nisha Ramayya and Debt Night, a piece she herself wrote in Detours. Links: FULCRUM No. 4, 2005 http://fulcrumpoetry.com/issues/4/index.html THREADS: https://www.poetrybooks.co.uk/products/threads-sandeep-parmar-bhanu-kapil-and-nisha-ramayya HOTEL CORDEL/ DETOURS (for Debt Night) https://partisanhotel.co.uk/Hotel-Cordel-Detours To find out more about Jeet Thayil, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeet_Thayil And here's a conversation with Preti and Jeet: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/09/jeet-thayil-interview-man-booker-narcopolis-book-chocolate-saints Preti's novel We that are young is available here: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/new-page-1
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