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DA—2 May 30, 2013: Part 2 Ganga was sunken, and the limp leaves Waited for rain, while the black clouds Gathered far distant, over Himavant. The jungle crouched, humped in silence. Then spoke the thunder DA –T.S. [...] by

Da May 28, 2013: Part 1 Brahma, the Creator, had three groups of offspring: gods, human beings, and demons. After observing great penance and austerity necessary for their spiritual practice, the three groups went to [...] by

Returning to the Poem May 20, 2013: A man dressed in a loose kaftan pedaled vigorously on his bicycle. Suddenly, he flew out of his seat and crashed to the side of the road. I ran out of my car to check on him, and then returned to [...] by

Sarah Mangold: ‘Writing, Moving, Practicing’ May 15, 2013: Things were astounding enough/the passenger ferry/the steeple/enough to make you die of astonishment —Sarah Mangold, from “I meant to be Transparent” To be transparent, if it is a [...] by

Writing ‘About’ (Part II) May 10, 2013: Part II I was introduced to the term “Tibetan refugee” at a young age, as the poet Tenzin Tsundue was. I understood the word to signal a feature of a sentient being, so I thought my [...] by

Writing ‘About’ (Part I) May 6, 2013: I am often asked if I consider myself a “Tibetan poet” and if I write about “Tibetan things.” To explore the possible identities and characters within reach, I rephrase and [...] by