A writer and editor whose work and life embrace both this part of the world and over the seas in South Asia, Minal Hajratwala makes this welcome Elliott Bay return today, her long-awaited debut poetry collection, Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment (The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective), in hand. Written over a span of two decades, these poems and performance texts comprise "a stunning collection that modulates between steady narratives full of anchored images and storytelling, and playful voices occurring out of lyric utterance."—Prageeta Sharma. Minal Hajratwala is also author of the 2009 family memoir, Leaving India: My Family’s Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents and editor of Out! Stories from the New Queer India.
"She charms, sears, shocks and delights us.” - Meena Alexander.