NIGHT SWAN TO NIGG (Cromarty Arts Trust, 2022)
My new chapbook 'Night Swan to Nigg' is a collection of 21 poems written during a recent one-month poetry residency at Cromarty Arts Trust on the Black Isle.
As a British-Indian woman immersed in the histories of the Scottish landscape, it explores the possibility of creating cross-cultural spaces that are built on the invisible trails of Britain's colonial past.
The book is available through my store or from Cromarty Arts Trust. It includes poems published or forthcoming in Makarelle, Lighthouse Journal and Dreich. Proceeds of sales will go towards funding more opportunities in the Cromarty community.
THE GLASS PUDDLE (Vole, 2021) is my debut collection that reflects my lived experience as a first generation British Asian woman growing up in the 70’s through to the present. It is an exploration of in-between places: India - Little India - Little Britain – Britain, and how I keep falling in between the gaps. The collection comprises of 110 poems in free verse and moves between small towns in England and the vibrant landscapes of Kerala, India.
Sujatha Menon has invested the sum of her creative perception and writing over decades in this project, which has proved to be so compelling a read to me as a reviewer, and, I trust, for those who pick up the book on its imminent publication…These poems repay savouring and revisiting, so the writer's experience may touch ours and thereby enhance our own journey.
John Beynon - Poetry reviewer for The Cannon’s Mouth