Rochelle Potkar

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Rochelle Potkar
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An alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2015) , and Charles Wallace Writer’s fellowship (2017) , Rochelle Potkar is the author of The Arithmetic of breasts and other stories, Four Degrees of Separation, Paper Asylum. Her poems The girl from Lal Bazaar was shortlisted for the Gregory O' Donoghue International Poetry Prize,2018; Place won an honorable mention at Asian Cha’s Auditory Cortex; Skirt was made into a poetry film by Philippa Collie Cousins for the Visible Poetry Project; To Daraza won the 2018 Norton Girault Literary Prize in poetry; War Specials won 1st Runner up at The Great Indian Poetry Contest 2018; Amber won a place in Hongkong's Proverse Poetry Prize 2018 ... more »

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Sculptor Of Radiance

Light over sea, beach light, window light, moonlight,
jaguar-eyed moments,
cloud-bitten biscuit suns,
large white bed sheets…
What all can I remember
as it slips over the frames of my window-mind?

You see me in color.
I see you in light.
In varying sheerness the ones that shone
from your half-moon eyes,

boat smiles, as you took me
afloat on carnage dreams.

Your wet clay lips
in the potter's wheel of mine.
Your chest making ocean currents,
your manhood eking vinegar.

How did we shape these days
into bottle ...

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