Anita Gopalan

Anita Gopalan is the recipient of a Fellowship in English Literature from the Ministry of Culture. She is also a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant awardee. She has published a poetry translation “The Memory of Now” (Anomalous Press, May 2019.) Her work has appeared in Poetry International, Words without Borders, Two Lines Journal, World Literature Today, Asymptote, PEN America, Chicago Review, RHINO Poetry, Modern Poetry in Translation, and elsewhere.

Hope and Memory

Old love is like a veil, part sunk in the ground, part swaying in air. One can neither wrap it around oneself nor carry it along. Its shadow wavers on the sands of time.