do not perform this: a song cycle (forthcoming)

do not perform this: a song cycle provokes, bruises, disappears. Winner of the 2017 Editor’s Choice Award from the (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, do not perform this is an experimental collection of music compositions that are rendered as poetry by the instruction that none of the pieces may be performed.

“The selection committee found Divya’s book to be playful and exploratory, delving into trauma and identity. The poems are highly musical, at times experimental, and polyvocal. The collection examines various aspects of C-PTSD and historical trauma in a way that is both compelling and triumphant.”

(Great) Indian Poetry Collective