This poem takes inspiration from a series of ‘Place Name’ poems by Jamaican writer Kei Miller. Read his poem ‘Place Name: Oracabessa’ here.
DEVI SASTRY is an undergraduate student of literature, creative writing, and languages. Her work has appeared in Bengaluru Review and The Isis magazine, and she has served as an editor at various student publications. She also sings, performs spoken word poetry, and dabbles in theater. When she’s not abroad at college, she resides in her hometown of Bengaluru with her family and dogs.