The Glass Puddle is a collection of poems that reflect 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 spaces: India - Little India - Little Britain – Britain, and how I keep falling in between the gaps! The collection comprises of 106 poems in free verse and moves between small towns in England and the vibrant landscapes of Kerala, India.
I won my first poetry competition aged 8 with a poem about my father, superhero and village doctor who used to visit his patients flying through the air in his 70’s flares. However, to my parents disappointment I didn’t fancy studying medicine so ran off to art school and joined a rock n’ roll band instead. This is also a recurring theme.
The online BOOK LAUNCH for The Glass Puddle will be on Sunday 7th November 2021 with publishers Dempsey & Windle. I am hugely honoured and excited to be supported by prize winning poets/authors Sally Tissington, Sue Johns and Caroline Gilfillan, who will be reading alongside me. You can learn more about them HERE
10% of the profits from this book when purchased from this website or in-person at reading events will go to:
The Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary based in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire.
'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