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A Landscape of Women's Stories

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Infinite Dance Crew

For anyone in Lower Hutt, please consider attending the fund-raising event for Infinite Dance Crew. This event is to help them get to The Netherlands to compete in the FISAF world championships.

Date: 25th September, 2010

Time: Doors open 6 pm, starts 6:30 pm

Place: City Church, 22 Marsden St, Lower Hutt

Price: Adults $10, children under 12 years old $5.

Tickets at the door, or Pre-sales from: Langi’s Island Style, High St, Lower Hutt.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Hi all.

First of all thank you very much for all your submissions. We have been snowballed with a fantastic response but it does mean that our response time is going to be slower than we anticipated. I will hope that we can contact everyone by the end of September/beginning of October. As a writer myself, I do appreciate the agonising wait!

For those who have expressed concerned about the 7.1 earthquake that hit NZ on the 4th of September, thank you for kindness. Tamara and I are based in Auckland, far out from the devastation. All my friends in Christchurch are accounted for so a good outcome!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sweta Srivastava Vikram's Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors

It is said that the human eye can identify approximately 10 million different shades of color. Yet how we perceive color depends upon our subjective experiences as well as the wavelength of light. It is no wonder then that Sweta Srivastava Vikram's Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors uses a dazzling spectrum as a meeting point between reader and poet to share the most intimate and human of experiences. Each poem captures authentic emotion that makes Sweta's words so accessible to the modern reader. Essentially, Kaleidoscope is a marriage of ideas and moments that whisper its punch lines and allows the brevity of language to carry the full emotional impact long after the poem has finished.

From a young girl's charming innocence (When daddy tells me grandpa is a star in the sky....I take out my Wonder woman transport..., and ride through optimism to bring him back) to a middle aged woman's defiance (colour me red), this chapbook is the dazzling display of a poet who teases us with fresh imagery and delicate linguistic craftsmanship.

The result is a stunning array of 19 poems that transcends the singularities of ethnic identity.Published by
Modern History Press, Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Color is available from the Ingram Book Group and New Leaf Distributing, Betram's books and of course at Amazon.