Poetry

A photograph of the book Understan by Gavin Barrett on a wood tabletop
Understan is a CBC Books recommendation.

Understan (Mawenzi House, June 2020), a CBC Books recommendation, is Gavin Barrett’s first collection of poems and spans some 35 years of his poetry.

In addition to Understan, his poetry has been anthologized, and published in many reputed literary journals.

A fat woman’s dignity and Deccan have been previously published in the Poetry Circle’s journal Poiesis (Winter 1993 / Summer 1994).

What Are Years was published in Vol. 50, Nos. 1-3, of the Indian P.E.N. magazine (January-March 1989) edited by Nissim Ezekiel.

Smoke In Your Hair was published in Vol. 2, No. 1, of the Bombay Poetry Circle’s quarterly newsletter, I to I (January/March 1990).

Deccan and One Way Out were published in Folio, the literary monthly of The Hindu (January 2001).

Apologia was published in the Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad Vol. 18, No. 1 (Fall 1999), IMG_2759_Snapedited by M.G. Vassanji.

Julietta, good night; A fat woman’s dignity; Deccan; One Way Out and A Dream in a Train, of a Library were all published in Reasons For Belonging: Fourteen Contemporary Indian Poets, edited by Ranjit Hoskoté (Viking Penguin, 2002).

Or every Indian restaurant blues was published in Fresh Voices 18 (October 2019), the League of Canadian Poets quarterly.