Two Menus: Poetry and Fiction

7:00–8:00 pm
Live on Facebook and YouTube


Author and academician Rachel DeWoskin’s work draws heavily from the ideas of identity, culture and the self. Exploring the peripheries and transnational experiences of humans across linguistic and physical boundaries, DeWoskin's latest works include the novel Banshee and the poetry collection: Two Menus. In conversation with poet Ranjit Hoskote, she discusses her writing journey, exploring the landscapes of Poetics and essence of narratives.

This online event is being organized by UChicago Center in Delhi in collaboration with Teamwork Arts.

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM IST / 8:30 AM CDT

Join us live on: Facebook @UChicagodelhi / @JLFlitfest  and YouTube (no advance registration required) 

About the speaker: 

Rachel DeWoskin 

Rachel DeWoskin is the author of Two Menus: Poems (The University of Chicago Press, 2020); Banshee (Dottir Press, 2019); Someday We Will Fly (Penguin, 2019); Blind (Penguin, 2014); Big Girl Small (FSG, 2011); Repeat After Me (The Overlook Press, 2009); and Foreign Babes in Beijing (WW Norton, 2005). She is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Arts at the University of Chicago, and an affiliated faculty member of the Centers for East Asian Studies and Jewish Studies. 

Ranjit Hoskote

Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. His six collections of poetry include Vanishing Acts, Central Time and Jonahwhale. His translation of a celebrated 14 th -century Kashmiri woman saint’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded. Hoskote curated India’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale, under the title ‘Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode’. He has received the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award, the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award and the S H Raza Literature Award. His poems have been translated into German, Hindi, Swedish, Spanish and Arabic.