An initiative of great significance by the cutting edge publishing house Navayana is the forthcoming publication of four collections of poetry. Waking is Another Dream is a set of poems on the genocide in Eelam by Canada-based poet Cheran along with Jayapalan, Yesurasa, Latha and Ravikumar. At the launch in Delhi on the 8th of December, the poets Anamika, Mangalesh Dabral and K Satchidanandan will speak.
What happened between 8 and 18 May, 2009 in Eelam? There is no one to tell the stories, but here is the poetry that emerged from the "wounded land-mass" where "no bird is able to fly", where people "ate death". The poets lament the loss of their land, their language and their identity.