Indran Amirthanayagam

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Indran Amirthanayagam and Adam Zameenzad
Amirthanayagam 01 Body

“Writing a novel requires a lot of digging out, chucking away, selecting, molding, shaping, and reshaping of all the above; and then hoping for the best.”

Indran Amirthanayagam and Adam Zameenzad
Amirthanayagam 01 Body

“Writing a novel requires a lot of digging out, chucking away, selecting, molding, shaping, and reshaping of all the above; and then hoping for the best.”

Two Poems by Indran Amirthanayagam
Two Poems by Indran Amirthanayagam

What Does it Mean to be a Sri Lankan poet in the diaspora?

Writing In the Air by R. Charan

There are too few words
and in them
an immense silence is frozen.

Sri Lankan Poetry by Indran Amirthanayagam

What follows is a small selection of modern poetry from Sri Lanka—a selection designed for some imaginary capsule, to be packed in with the American Beats, the librarian Larkin, Neruda the Captain, Paz the writer of silences, Popa the puppeteer, and Plath and Bishop and Walcott and, of course, many others.

Two Poems by Indran Amirthanayagam

Pagan Love Song

‘We got a call a few minutes ago. Pappa has died,

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