In her third collection of poetry, Tishani Doshi addresses violence against women by giving bodies abused and buried in the woods a chance to speak at last. Of the women that live on, she writes with reverence for the aging female body while examining love and loss, fear and longing. The Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods presents the human body at the mercy of the elements, time, and brutality. Doshi blurs the line between the living and dead, giving as much attention to decay as she does to new blooms. She reminds us that poetry, at its root, is song--in praise and lament, hopeful and ebbing--in search of truth and redemption. The Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods is as much a call for resistance as it is an argument for poetry's importance. As John Burnside writes of these poems, "Tishani Doshi combines artistic elegance with a visceral power to create a breathtaking panorama of danger, memory, beauty and the strange geographies of happiness.
About the Author
Tishani Doshi was born in Madras, India. She is an award-winning poet, journalist, essayist, and novelist, whose work has been translated into five languages. Doshi is also a professional dancer with the Chandralekha Troupe. She lives in Tamil Nadu, India, with her husband and three dogs.