“Stories allow us to claim our many selves, our pasts and presents, our social identities and individual eccentricities. And when they are told and heard with whole hearts, they create a unique space for care and community across differences—the possibility of empathy.”

Read my essay about the transformative power of stories here at the Common Threads Blog The Threads the Connect Us

It’s out and official: “The winner of the Muse India – Satish Verma Young Writer Award 2015 for poetry is Aditi Rao (for The Fingers Remember) for ‘the range and variety of her poems, her innovative craft, the solidity of her images and the unflinching fortitude of her unique voice.'” Read more here

Aditi Rao’’s writing is imbued with the attentiveness of a lepidopterist, the tenderness of an epicurean and the quiet, unflinching fortitude one associates with surgeons on the battlefront. The frontlines are those of attrition and loss — of the body, of memory, of time and space, and of love – where the poems themselves are acts of resistance, of survival, and, ultimately, of celebration and transcendence. A warning: The Fingers Remember can enter and occupy crannies of the reader’s mind, humming reminders that are at once unnervingly intimate yet strangely new. And it stays.
 — Karthika Nair

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