Between Two Worlds: Poetry & Translation
Moniza Alvi reading
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Alvi, Moniza, 1954- (female)
Moniza Alvi reads a selection of her poems: I was raised in a Glove Compartment.- I would like to be a dot in a painting by Miro.- Throwing out my father's dictionary.- Arrival 1946.- Present from my aunts in Pakistan.- Indian cooking.- The other family.- The sari.- Spit.- The country at my shoulder.- Exile.- The crossing.- You are turning me into a novel.- The bees.- A bowl of warm air.- Lahore canal.- And If.- An unknown girl.- Fish.- Eine Kleine Nacht Musik.- Without us.- Great and small.- How the city lost its colour.- How the world split in two.- How the answers got their questions.- How a long way off rolled itself up.- How the stone found its voice.- The Veil.- An April walk.