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About Me

Mohineet Kaur Boparai is a poet and author, born in India and currently residing in Ontario, Canada. She holds a masters in English and a PhD. Her research is primarily concerned with issues oppression, subalternity, resistance, and agency. These issues are also foregrounded in her poetry. Criticism and poetry are for her, two ways of reaching an understanding of life and art. Her poetry is an intertwining of colour and feeling, subtle charm and calmness, and a walk through life's varied arenas. She is continually engaged with understanding the purpose of art and is often astounded by its limitlessness and boundlessness.

 
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Polychromasia

Mawenzi House Publishers

Polychromasia, as the word implies, metaphorically looks at the many hues of life as it is lived, especially in India. It takes on love, through confessional poems, the biosphere through the idea of geographical space over human time, patriarchy, class, and caste as it affects people, and the practice and appreciation of art.

 
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“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”

Arundhati Roy