Malabar MindMalabar Mind heralds the arrival of a major new voice in the ‘meanwhile-back-to-real-life-school-of poetry’

In Malabar Mind, Anita Nair’s debut collection of poems, the real and corporeal, landscapes and mindscapes are explored with a rare fluid ease. From the quirky symbol of toddy shops in Malabar – a full bottle of toddy crowned with a red hibiscus – to the stressed drone of television newscasters during war time; from the apathy of non-stick frying pans to the quiet content of cows chewing cud, Anita Nair rakes through the everyday, seizing an unusual moment. And then she turns them into metaphors that cast a glow, suffusing ordinary things with extraordinary dimensions, capturing the strength and resilience of life… Details