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July 11, 2019


Thanks, Earle. I only write these pieces to elicit your always excellent responses.

Having known Indran since the latter part of his New York days, I think Terence did an excellent job of characterizing him and his work.
The remark about enhanced emails made me remember that reading Ha Jin's biography of Li Bai , I thought of Indran as akin to that other wanderer, who met everyone there was to meet and wrote prolifically about other poets, his friends and travels, his solitude and pleasures, and the state of his world. I also think of Indran as someone who often seems in an outward hurry while maintaining a leisurely pace within, which may accouont for his ability to produce so much lyric poetry of consistent high quality.

Thanks, Catherine, for your own keen insight.

Earle, thank you. Needless to say I am glad these poems moved you, and I am deeply grateful to Terence for having pulled me of the sea where so many poets are trying to hold on to passing driftwood, boats, themselves, and for dear life.

Jennifer Rathbun, fine poet, fine translator, and keen reader of poet and poem, thank you. Indran

Zilka, let me raise my glass to you fellow poet. We are crossing the border lines with each poem we write. We cannot be dismissed. We belong here and there. Take Care Indran

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