Tishani Doshi publishes poetry, essays and fiction. Her most recent books are Girls are Coming Out of the Woods, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for poetry, and a novel, Small Days and Nights, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize. For fifteen years she worked as a dancer with the Chandralekha Group in Chennai. Her fourth full-length collection of poetry, A God at the Door, has just been published by Bloodaxe Books. She is a visiting associate professor at New York University, Abu Dhabi, and otherwise lives in Tamil Nadu, India.
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Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition
Breast or Tooth?
‘A breast just casually hanging around, being a functional exocrine gland, enjoying the sun? Impossible.’
Tishani Doshi on women’s rights in India.
Poetry | Issue 151
‘If you need proof you’re alive, regard the oar / in your hand.’
Essays & Memoir | Issue 151
Tishani Doshi on #MeToo, Anand Jon Alexander, and being sixteen in Chennai, India.
In Conversation | Issue 151
In Conversation: Tishani Doshi and Karthika Naïr
Tishani Doshi & Karthika Naïr
‘I have never felt it as a poet, and that is why I’m doubly grateful to dance, for having experienced the loneliness and the terror of the empty stage, but also, to have had that live connection.’
Poetry | Issue 130
Rain at Three
‘Rain at three splits the bed in half, / cracks at windows like horsemen blistering / through a century of hibernation.’