Breaking Taboos
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by Lua   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012

Monica Mody (Photographer: Lua)At Center of Indian Studies, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone last Saturday poetry lovers had an unique chance to peep into a rich soul of contemporary Indian woman. Monica Mody is a poet, writer and queer feminist. She has coordinated film festivals,revised a domestic violence toolkit, translated, written for an HIV campaign. At present Monica Mody is a postgraduate writer in residence, University of Notre Dame, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies

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Myth of Soul // Steer a heart, a deer astray We ran with flowers tipping with honey You threw your arms around me I caught you Our dancing took it by surprise: the night Starwine was clear like whitespace You spaced yourself into me, step by step Each step like a ladder going into, going far Our eyes were streamed with each others tears You molted into me We grew eyes Our eyes swam with every other eye in the round sky The sky floated in my stomach, quiet as an eyelash I lapped it up You who were you *** Monica Mody (Photographer: Lua)