Neelanjana Banerjee is a writer and editor whose poetry and fiction have appeared in the Literary Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, Nimrod, A Room of One’s Own, Desilit, and the anthology Desilicious. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2007 and was a Hedgebrook Fellow in 2008. She has worked in mainstream, ethnic, and independent media for the past ten years and has helped young people tell their stories at YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia and the San Francisco WritersCorps. She is a co-editor of Indivisible (University of Arkansas Press, 2010), the first anthology of South Asian American poetry.
How sweet the past is, no matter how wrong, or how sad. – Charles Wright
I watch the icicles unravel from the rooftops of this winter town,everything everyone turned lazy toward the sun’syellow-gold tease.
Clutch of mud at my feet and I’m reduced.
Once on that field near the flat blue ho...