Mala of Love, 108 Luminous Poems

Ravi Nathwani will present his book Mala of Love, 108 Luminous Poems at Libros Moebius Books on Friday the 26th of August 2016, at 6.30pm. Free entrance.


Mala of Love, 108 Luminous Poems, edited by Ravi Nathwani & Kate Vogt, New World Library, 156 pages, 2016 (1st edition).

Is there a love beyond sentiment and the trappings of romance? A feeling that doesn’t get its power from the back and forth of longing and denial, oneness and otherness, bliss and the blues? If so, can words capture it? The search for such words led editors Nathwani and Vogt through hundreds of diverse voices. They sought original writings or first translations and ultimately assembled a tribute to the love that is spiritual and corporeal, beyond words and begging to be described, and simultaneously directed at a beloved and at the very idea of love. Superbly researched, collected, and arranged, this is a gift to anyone loved, anyone who loves to read, and to the lover within us all.