Kashiana Singh is a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. Kashiana’s TEDx talk was dedicated to Work as Worship. Her poetry collection, Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words presents her voice as a participant and an observer. She dips into very vulnerable and personal contexts but also explores the shifting tectonic plates of the world around her.
Kashiana has shared her poetry on a couple of Rattle Open Mic episodes and been on Songs of Selah in conversation with Scott Thomas Outlar.
She is from India, now lives in Chicago. She is a regular contributor to different poetry platforms like Poets Reading the News, Rattle Open Mic, Visual Verse, Oddball Magazine, TurnPike Magazine, Dissident Voice, Feminine Collective, OnMogul, Literary Yard, Narrow Mag, Modern Literature, SikhNet, Women’s Web, Tuck Magazine, Spillwords. She is in the process of gathering her second collection of poems.
A room with a view – in Boisie
In Boisie, a still panorama Looks into me, as I too look At the man in attentive pose Looking tenderly at nothing I am astonished, how unfazed They all stand, endless to God A physicality, in performance Teasing me, out of a fatigue I am breathing, but I now hold Each breath, in a reverence I feel a purple sky, fall out and into this cross legged lap of mountains, as they look somber at the brimming river snake below
learning to meditate
like squirrels when they hold their nuts nibbling with peculiar intent, till it cracks yet in our arrogance we call our absent moments our drifting squirrel moments like trees who unseeing infuse honey in every cell with compassion, into existence yet in our exasperation we take upon ourselves, to be saviours of environment like ripples that gather memory dazzling fire flies fluttering as water moves, shapes yet in our ignorance we pretend, as if oceanography, will solve deep mystery like ashes easing into an earth, tiniest of blessings dust to dust, ether to ether yet in our hyphenated templates, we list cadavers, with markings of religions