Basmati Brown

basmati_brown_image“i want you to know i’m brown/ as the earth that once shaped the way my mother ran.” Surrey writer Phinder Dulai’s poetry is infused with pain and beauty and the experiences of someone who has sprung from two cultures. Dulai connects his Canadian upbringing to his Indian heritage by infusing his English poems with the images and traditions of his Punjabi heritage. I don’t read poetry often enough and I’m happy that I picked this one up for World Poetry Month. I’m looking forward to reading his next collection of poetry, due for publication in the fall: dream/arteries.  (submitted by MS)

Meet Phinder Dulai at Authors Among Us on Sat May 3 at City Centre Library at 1:30pm. Call 604-598-7426 to save your spot.

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