Here's what they are saying about Indrani Perera's books.
pas de deux
pas de deux offers a diverse and rich collection of poetry. The simple but beautiful cover-design of the birds in flight is a delightful hint and mirror of the work presented inside. With themes that range from motherhood to the poetic process itself (and more), Indrani questions and observes herself and the world around her with humour, passion, and perspicacity.
~ David Munro author of Wearing My Father’s Hat
Indrani Perera’s pas de deux takes the reader on a dance from the very first page. Each movement / section sparks with a different aspect of life and each is distinct in rhythm and tone. I loved being tossed through the vivid, impressionistic Entrée poems that evoke a visceral sense of place and the physical world, and then guided through the beautifully wry meditations on motherhood in Adagio. Variation A dissects the poet’s mind and the toil of writing in a voice that is sharp and unflinching, often self-deprecating. Perera turns language over, revealing such startling turns of phrase as this which likens reading a poem to ‘running your fingers along the walls of her womb’. The shorter Variation B directs the poetic offer to the reader, we join the pas de deux, and in the Coda, Perera sings the reader off to our own worlds of desire. This book is taut and generous at once. It evokes so many different kinds of dance, dialogue and relationship; between writer and reader, the individual and the collective, the human and the non-human. It is an intimate invitation to savour the music of our bodies in language and to be immersed in the dance of words.
~ Emilie Collyer, poet and playwright
'Vivid, perplexing, honest, surprising - everything poetry should be. When I read them I feel life spilling out of them.'
~ Catriona Bryce
'I loved reading Defenestration. I found it compelling, thrilling, mysterious and I just couldn't stop until I got to the end. Since I've finished it, it has sat on my bedside table and I pick it up every night, choose a page or three, read and then ponder. Such beautiful imagery, a wonderful book for my collection. So happy with this purchase.'
~ Liana Quach
To purchase one of Indrani Perera's stunning collections of poetry,
visit the publisher Ginninderra Press