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Radha Says: Last Poems

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Drunken Boat Books presents the inaugural title in its book series, Indian-American poet Reetika Vaziranis posthumous manuscript, Radha Says. A rising star and companion of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, Vazirani was at the height of her poetic powers when she tragically ended her own life and the life of her young son, Jehan. She left behind a manuscript of ...more
Paperback, 86 pages
Published January 15th 2010 by Drunken Boat Media (first published January 1st 2010)
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Reetika Vazirani’s death in 2003 was felt widely in the literary community. Those who knew her mourned her, but so did those who knew only her work. That she took not only her own life, but also that of Jehan, the two-year-old son she had with the poet Yusef Komunyakaa, lent an air of tragedy and mystery that solicited knee-jerk comparisons to the death of Sylvia Plath, who in taking her own life fortunately avoided taking those of her chi
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