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Mattress Makers
(June 2023)
 Launch, Reading & Book Signing
Saturday, July 29, 2023, 6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
The Shoppes at Wiregrass
28152 Paseo Dr, Wesley Chapel
Florida, 335477  
Monsoon on the Fingers of God



In this book—using the 2014 Scottish referendum to separate from the UK as a touchstone--Sasenarine Persaud examines the fluidity of identity and tensions regarding languages and belonging in a modern, global world where peoples, ideas and cultures migrate and interact on a scale never before seen in human history. Drawing on the flux of the 180 years presence of the Indo-Caribbean community, twice shipwrecked from India, these poems continue an ongoing improvisation on forms utilizing remembered ancestral rhythms, taals, taans and raagic modes. The title of the book is from a tribute to the late sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar.



“Sasenarine Persaud writes with eloquence, rhythm and musicality evident from the first page…this book is a thoughtful and deep meditation on identity and migrations…a voice of tranquility and unmistakable originality…[an] extraordinary collection of poems that demonstrate Monsoon on the Fingers of God.”

--Dr Vishnu Bishram, Indo-Caribbean Diaspora News   




Dharmic Arts and Humanities Award

Sasenarine received the 2018 Dharmic Arts and Humanities Award from the Hindu American Foundation for “significant contributions towards enlightening and educating others through many inspiring literary works of dharmic values and traditions.”







 “A powerful voice for bicultural diaspora South Asians in North America and the Caribbean.”
The English Language Poetry of South Asians: A Critical Study


Sasenarine Persaud

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