Women in the Waiting Room

Women in the Waiting Room, Kirun Kapur’s second volume of poems was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2020. Stay tuned for more information.


Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist

Kirun Kapur's debut volume, Visiting Indira Gandhi's Palmist,  ricochets from Partition-era India to Biblical pastorals, from American bars to the battlefield of the Bhagavad-Gita.  By turns lyrical and narrative, unflinching and funny, the collection examines the harrowing collision of love and violence as it arises in families and nations. In these intense, beautiful poems, Kapur introduces us to an astonishing range of characters—mothers and fathers, princes and soldiers, lovers and daughters—as she sets out to explore our most fundamental stories and our most enduring human bonds.

Visiting Indira Gandhi's Palmist won the Antivenom Poetry Award and was published by Elixir Press in January of 2015. It is available through Amazon.com here.