Despite small shortcomings, “Clues to the Universe” is a genuine and encouraging read about the power of friendship in the face of grief and loss.
"Writing is a marathon, not a sprint. You have the entire rest of your life to write."
On Thursday, Oct. 29, Stanford’s Creative Writing Program hosted an interview with Jones Lecturer Monica Sok as part of its Poetry-In-Conversation series. Sok has received fellowships from Kundiman, Hedgebrook, the National Endowment for the Arts and other organizations, and her debut poetry collection “A Nail the Evening Hangs On” was published this past February. This winter,…
In October, the year is waning. Time plays tricks on us in October: the daylight lessening, the nights “endless.” It is the month of hauntings too — of extended twilights and sudden changes in the wind. It marks the beginning of the period in which we recount the year that has passed us by. It is the time to remember.
Set in the fictional kingdom of Kasmira, the story of Reya Kandhari combines elements of magic, Indian mythology and sacrifice to produce a fascinating exploration of the power of female friendship and the dual nature of love.