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.
"[His] mastery of the English language is underwritten by ancestral histories and myths. Love is age-old and universal . . . Persaud is a poet of precise language, of the finely-honed meaning . . ." --Wasafiri (England)