Indra’s Net, a poetry anthology

I’m delighted to be featured in this international anthology – sales go towards literacy projects in Africa, Asia and South America, so if you would like to support a good cause and read poetry at the same time, here you are ….

The following is an extract from Carol Rumens’ foreword:

The title of this anthology, Indra’s Net, was suggested by one of its poets, the late Cynthia Jobin. She explained: “Indra’s net is a metaphor for universal interconnectedness. It’s as old as ancient Sanskrit and as ‘today’ as speculative scientific cosmology. It’s what came to mind when thinking about nets and webs and interconnectedness … and jewels and poems.”

There are many ways in which the metaphor suits the anthology. It’s a book filled with poetic gems, of course, the work of a happy mixture of new and well-known writers, including prizewinning poets like Beverley Bie Brahic and Katharine Towers. The poems connect: poems always do. The poets may have shared their work and reached their global readership via the Internet. And then there’s the most important net of all, described by Wallace Stevens as “The magnificent cause of being,/ The imagination, the one reality/ In this imagined world …”…



2 Responses to “Indra’s Net, a poetry anthology”

  1. 1 John Looker July 15, 2017 at 9:00 am

    I am so pleased that you have poems in this anthology – I’ve enjoyed following your poetry for several years now.

  2. 2 Kalila July 21, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    It’s all thanks to you, John, and I deeply appreciate your feedback and support. We have just moved to that little country village that I speak about in my bio, and at the moment life is revolving around preparing the ground for planting, collecting firewood, and finding our way in a completely new life.

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