Review of Correspondences by Nisha Ramayya

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett

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“Tantra is marked by its difficulty,” Nisha Ramayya states in the opening “Notes on Tantra” section of Correspondences, a twenty-six page pamphlet of poetry, micro-essays, notes, and images. The principle structure of the book follows tantra’s ritual structure: divided into ten sections, with two additional postscripts and a bibliography, its rich combination of critical enquiry, photographs of Ramayya’s own ritual practice, and lyrical, often surreal poetry, draws the reader into an investigation of devotion, language, and uncertainty.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Constant Critic
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2017

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