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Author: Zilka Joseph

Zilka Joseph was born in Mumbai, lived in Kolkata, and now lives in Michigan. Her work is influenced by Indian and Western cultures, and her Bene Israel roots. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry Magazine and The Bombay Literary Magazine, as well as in international anthologies. She was nominated for awards, has participated in festivals, been featured on NPR/Michigan Radio, and podcasts like Rattlecast and Culturico. Her chapbook SPARROWS AND DUST (The Ridgeway Press, 2021) won a Notable Best Indie Book award and was a Notable Asian American Poetry Book. Two of her books, Sharp Blue Search of Flame (Wayne State University Press, 2016) and IN OUR BEAUTIFUL BONES, were Foreword INDIES Prize finalists. The University of Michigan awarded her a Zell Fellowship, the Michael Gutterman award, and the Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship. She is a creative writing coach and manuscript advisor.

In Our Beautiful Bones
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In Our Beautiful Bones

Mayapple Press

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. IN OUR BEUTIFUL BONES traces various stages in the poet's journey as an immigrant from India who makes a new life in the US, and her encounters with racism and otherness. In it she explores her Bene Israel roo...

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LANDS I LIVE IN
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LANDS I LIVE IN

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Poetry. In richly detailed, exuberant poems, Zilka Joseph embraces the vivid passions of her childhood home in Calcutta and the complex hopes and fears implicit in her move to the Midwest. Zilka Joseph was born in Bombay, India, She grew up and was ...

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Sparrows and Dust
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Sparrows and Dust

The Ridgeway Press

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Jewish Studies. Is this the bird way? Where is home? What is the fate of wanderers? Have we all been "elsewhere?" Will truths be revealed to us in the end? In this finely tuned chapbook, the poet uses free ver...

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Sweet Malida: Memories of a Bene Israel Woman
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Sweet Malida: Memories of a Bene Israel Woman

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Who are the Bene Israel Jews of India? Where did they come from? How did they survive in India? SWEET MALIDA is a moving, multi-layered, richly sensory and informative collection of poems and short prose inspired by this ancient community to which t...

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