POEM Maitreyabandhu

NWR Issue 104

Llafar

for Meirion Jones

We asked the local farmer about the name
and was it ‘Rushing’, crowding through the rocks
in twisting curtains or how the river shocked
the valley with her falling voice again?

Maitreyabandhu won the Keats–Shelley Prize and the Basil Bunting Award. His first pamphlet, The Bond, was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. His debut collection, The Crumb Road, (Bloodaxe, 2013) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

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