Pure Lizard

By Sujata Bhatt

Synopsis

Transformation is the main theme of this collection. This work also documents artistic exchange in its many forms: Schiller's desk is taken to Buchenwald during the Second World War, and Jane Eyre haunts a laboratory in Baltimore. There are poems in response to music by composers such as Telemann, Bob Zieff, and Philip Glass.

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Review

'It's vibrant, colourful and tense - an exquisite portrait. Read it in one sitting.' - Poetry London on Sujata Bhatt's previous work.

Author Biography

Sujata Bhatt was born May 6 1956 in Ahmedabad, India and raised in Pune, India. She has lived, studied and worked in the United States, and is a graduate of the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She has published three collections of poetry with Carcanet, England and Penguin Books, India: Brunizem (1988) won the Alice Hunt Barlett prize and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, (Asia). Monkey Shadows (1991) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She received a Cholmondeley Award in 1991. In Spring 1992 she was the Lansdowne Visiting Writer/Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She now lives in Bremen with her husband, the German writer Michael Augustin, and their daughter, where she works as a freelance writer.