Mapping Home - A Collection of Poems
MAPPING HOME takes readers on a poetic journey through the collaborative works of Savita Krishnamoorthy and her 17 year old son, Arjun Nagamangalam.
This love letter invites the reader to reflect on their journey(s) of memories, finding joy in unexpected places, love+loss, what Home means in all its complexities, and where it dwells in one; Inside/Outside or in the lacuna of the in-between?
Arjun's poems trace a trajectory of growth and insights spanning his life from 8 to 16 years, to "collect all the pieces of my life and map the journey I have taken thus far."
The heart of MAPPING HOME is slowing down to delight in the magic of life's quotidian moments; like the fragrance of a sweet dessert, the glory of a majestic mountain, the ethereal light of dawn, music from the piano that fills a home, family ties, and the aching beauty that nature gifts us, generously and consistently.
Cover Art: Savita Krishnamoorthy
Cover Design: Kyrie Tong
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*100% of proceeds go to Amrita Seattle's Reading Program to fund their children's library in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India.
Amrita-Seattle is a 501(c)3 international non-profit dedicated to serving vulnerable children and communities in utmost rural India.
SAVITA KRISHNAMOORTHY is an art historian, writer, organizer, and educator from India, based in Redmond, WA.
She is a founding member and co-organizer of Black Cinema Collective, a Washington-based group of multicultural artists+scholars who screen, interrogate, and celebrate works of African and Afro-diasporic filmmakers.
Her writing publications include The Times of India, Feminist Media Histories (University of California Press), Courageous Creativity, Black Embodiment Studio Journal, and the International Examiner, Seattle, where she is a regular contributor writing on books, arts, and culture.
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The International Examiner
Fight Like a Girl - Humaira Abid
the inscrutable shape of longing - Satpreet Kahlon
Feminist Media Histories -Volume 7, Issue 1, 2021
Berette S Macaulay, Savita Krishnamoorthy
Reading at Redmond Association of Spoken Word (RASP) April, 2023
Opened the Masters in Cultural Studies Research Conference, University of Washington, Bothell with a poem from Mapping Home. May, 2023
Centrum Artists' Residency Library
Pic: Berette Macaulay