Published poems

for son that i’m

Really delighted and honored to have three of my poems accepted for publication in Stride magazine (UK). These three pieces, “for son that i’m“, “memoir of a neigh” & “to holy the light” are part of a work I’m recently developing that gravitates to José Martí‘s first collection of poetry Ismaelillo (1882). Written in exile (Caracas & New York) & dedicated to his absent three-year-old son José Francisco Martí Zayas Bazán, Ismaelillo can be considered as a figure of longing for absence that brilliantly exemplifies the osmosis of the personal and the political. By donning the mask of Martí, I don’t know yet what I’m exactly digging for in this project. For now, it seems the distillation of the thick imagery of Martí’s legendary death & his own obsession with death is resulting in expanding concentric circles in my work! My sincere thanks to editor Rupert Loydell for giving these persona poems a fine home! They are scheduled to appear today (May 21, 2019), tomorrow & day after tomorrow!

Here’s the link to the poem:http://stridemagazine.blogspot.com/search?q=debasis

Thanks everyone!