Reviews of Visiting Indira Gandhi's Palmist:


Ploughshares, Book Recommendations from Our Advisory Editors, Issue 127, Summer 2015--Neil Astley

“Kirun Kapur has...produce{d] a first collection which is so assured and lyrically compelling that it reads nothing like a debut volume."

Poetry International, Book Review--Elizabeth Knapp

"Formally, disobedience beats in the heart of these poems, a barely contained rage augmented by the manipulation of poetic forms—the pantoum in particular—as though Bishop’s technical and descriptive genius had coupled with Plath’s ferocity to birth a new breed of postcolonial feminist poetry...In her search for meaning behind the narratives of inheritance, Kapur renders the act of witness not only meaningful, but necessary."

Books in Brief, Beloit Poetry Journal, Vol. 65, No. 3 --John Rosenwald

"Like the poem that led me to love Kapur’s work, the entire book presents a complex world, one full of grief, yet well worth living."

Reviews, Bostonia, Winter-Spring '15 --Susan Seligson

"Kapur’s verse, beautiful to read and to be read aloud, does more than reflect a fresh voice and budding talent. By listening to the survivors and the ghosts of the slaughtered, she bears witness."

Pank Magazine --Meg Eden

"Kapur is profound in speaking on the human experience at large. She even allows her family to inhabit the mythological stories, so that the line becomes blurred between history and myth."

The Alchemist's Kitchen --Susan Rich

"[Kirun Kapur] is a poet we are sure to hear more from. The poems are necessary --- smart and funny. And very clearly poems for these times."


Interview at The Common

Interview at Prairie Schooner

Interview at WordMothers

Interview with Jacquelyn Chappel