Fantasia | Granta

  • Published: 01/08/2024
  • ISBN: 9781803510767
  • Granta Books
  • 104 pages


Nisha Ramayya

Fantasia hazards a listening walk through seashells, telecommunication networks, and cosmic vibrations, to learn something new about how we sound. Alice Coltrane’s experiments in jazz and spiritual community guide these poems that hum and glitch, that leap across space-time, landing in and reflecting the discordant music of life on earth.

An exploration of exploration... Full of insight, energy, wit and curiosity... These pieces have all the rigour, mischief, candour and assured vulnerability of expert improvisation. To read Nisha Ramayya is excitement itself

Eley Williams

Extraordinary... Nisha Ramayya is a poet who listens carefully to everything, allowing us to concentrate on the listener and heed what she tells us is heard... There are books of poetry to enjoy, but there are other books where poems are a map to living in this world, and this book is one of the best guides


Oh! Mythic and mattering, melodious stuff... I have travelled, and my language won't be the same again; enchanted, relearned, remembered. Nisha Ramayya is cosmic, a one-of-a-kind, a once-in-a-generation artistic genius

Holly Pester

The Author

NISHA RAMAYYA works across poetry, criticism and collaborative performance, and teaches creative writing. She is the author of States of the Body Produced by Love, among other works.

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Poetry | The Online Edition

we are seen by the world / what must be seen

Nisha Ramayya

‘oh dirty feet blood-clotter / oh grease monkey clod-hopper / oh cloud-devourer spit’