Set against the backdrop of the 2014 Scottish referendum, Monsoon on the Fingers of God continues an ongoing exploration of forms and improvisation on styles, rhythm/taal, and raagic moods in an examination of identity, history and human migrations.
Monsoon on the Fingers of God (Ravi Shankar 1920-2012)
Forgetting the guru's daughter or the first or second loves? reporters seeking out sex and scandal? third or fifth affairs or ragas; Monterey
Or Woodstock hippies, not crazies, now, setting an instrument on fire burning a hand of god, forget
Estranged and unestranged offspring loved unloved, forget all but this thing lotused from Saraswattie's vina* teardrops or raindrops
Monsoon on the fingers of god
Sasenarine Persaud is an essayist, novelist, short-story writer, and poet. He is the author of ten books: poetry collections, novels, and a book of short stories. He was born in Guyana and has lived for several years in Canada. He presently resides in Tampa, Florida.
"The thoughts and insights in the poems are that of a very perceptive, educated, and skilled writer who knows his subjects and who seem to have spent a significant amount of time perfecting his writing. No doubt, this work is a voice of tranquility and unmistakable originality. The writer is applauded for the extraordinary collection?" --Indo-Caribbean Diaspora News
"Reading Sasenarine Persaud's newest collection, Monsoon on the Fingers of God, is like stepping inside a clock and running a thumb along each gear and dial in order to better understand time. [?] Persaud somehow balances righteous anger with grief and heartbreak in each poem, dodging deftly from era to era to demonstrate just how closely history repeats itself. After reading this book, readers will not return to their own cities in their own present moments unchanged." --World Literature Today