Book Review: Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Before moving to California, I spent most of my life in the overcrowded, fast-paced, industrial city of Mumbai. While we lived not far from a small public garden, the closest I ever got to witnessing nature was by observing our pet goldfish in action. There was also one occasion in the fourth grade when we…

Book Review: Double Portrait by Brittany Perham

Double Portrait is Brittany Perham’s prize winning second volume of poetry after The Curiosities (2012). Chosen by Claudia Rankine for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, this collection is a series of musical, introspective, and inventive two-way portraits, each bringing to life the relationship between two entities: mother and child, citizen and country, self and lover,…