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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Bonehead Ghazals
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Includes

1. Puzzle i "The system sucks: can't click, can't knit with it.", Chris Mooney-Singh , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bearded Chameleon 2011; (p. 59)
2. Roses i "I caught my hand on the hedge-thorn rose,", Chris Mooney-Singh , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bearded Chameleon 2011; (p. 60)
3. Delhi Supermarkets (after Ghalib) i "The shopping crowds are floors of walls and doors", Chris Mooney-Singh , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bearded Chameleon 2011; (p. 61)
4. Belonging i "Absurd... this cage... so where do we belong?", Chris Mooney-Singh , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bearded Chameleon 2011; (p. 62)
5. Love Crimes i "The whiskey talked big time with water,", Chris Mooney-Singh , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bearded Chameleon 2011; (p. 63)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Bearded Chameleon Chris Mooney-Singh , Fitzroy North Singapore : Black Pepper Red Wheelbarrow Books , 2011 Z1809501 2011 selected work poetry

    Australian Chris Mooney-Singh is comfortable in North India, where The Bearded Chameleon is set. This is a colourful life canvas seen through the rare insight of a foreigner who has absorbed the cultural nuances of India over two decades - urban and pastoral, personal and societal. These are not 'travel poems.' Rooted within Punjabi Indian villages and the excitement of big cities like Delhi and Mumbai they reveal a poet sensitive to the sometimes sadly ludicrous nature of the sub-continent's human stories. A convert to Sikhism who has worn a beard and turban since 1989, Mooney-Singh has an ear finely-tuned for Indian speech.

    The first part of The Bearded Chameleon opens with personal lyric poems depicting the poet's love for and the death of his Australian wife. "...why have I been detained among / the iron gods? / I drink milk and sorrow / from tumblers of steel..." Part two depicts intimate family portraits, business people, sketches of the rich and the poor and interior monologues of characters such as the tragic Mrs Pritima Devi. [From the publisher]

    Fitzroy North Singapore : Black Pepper Red Wheelbarrow Books , 2011
    pg. 59-63
Last amended 27 Sep 2011 10:18:59
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