For Daughters Who Walk Out Like Sons illustrates the struggle of leaving, finding, and trusting good places. Drawing from the Ramayana epic and Biblical accounts, the poems candidly explore the complex dynamics of belonging and faith as a daughter and mother where walking often resembles seeking, changing, and returning.
“Captivating poems bubbling over with uncommon wisdom and grace.”
“A festival of light infused with love, bejeweled by the elemental truths in this earthbound life of family, motherhood, and human desire.”
—Karen An-hwei Lee
Komal Mathew is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Diode Poetry Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Narrative, The New Republic, and others. She lives with her family in Smyrna, Georgia, where she is the co-founding editor of Josephine Quarterly.