Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 08/21/19



Your razor blade
cuts into my finger-mounds.
I bleed unspoken words
onto every virgin page.

Red blue green violet
to soak and sink
our teeth of rage —

here and there
the paper tears
like the end-rhymes
of a senseless pledge.

The ends of my hands
bleed words till white
and dry swells my sight…

dare you remember this image?

©Jagari Mukherjee all rights reserved


Jagari Mukherjee holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Pune and was awarded a gold medal and several prizes by the University for excelling in her discipline. Her poems and other creative pieces have been published in different venues both in India and abroad. She is a Best of the Net 2018 nominee, a DAAD scholar from Technical University, Dresden, Germany, a Bear River alumna, and the winner of the Poiesis Award for Excellence in Poetry 2019, among other awards. She recently won the Reuel International Prize For Poetry 2019. Her first poetry collection entitled Blue Rose was published by Bhashalipi, Kolkata in 2017. She has a chapbook forthcoming in June 2019 from Cherry-House Press, Illinois, USA. She is also currently pursuing her Ph.D. from Seacom Skills University, Bolpur, India.

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