SUNITA THIND is a Bedford born Derby based published female, Asian British BAME poet and writer that has had a debut collection of multicultural poetry that focuses on living between two cultures, British and Punjabi. Sunita is workshop facilitator, speaker and performance poet. She has had poetry and short stories published in various literary magazines, ezines and journals.
She has dabbled in many things including being a model, primary and secondary school teacher and trained as a make up artist. Being an Ovarian Cancer survivor she is grateful to have survived it but I am not in remission yet, she is a campaigner and fundraiser for related charities.
She also loves to sing and take singing lessons and is married and has a beautiful, male platinum white Samoyed called Ghost.
THE COCONUT GIRL by Sunita Thind
The Coconut Girl is a collection of poems containing material that is from the Indian, female point of view with an insight into Punjabi culture. The collection provides refreshing and new viewpoint of the changing face of multi cultural Britain.
The Coconut Girl features poetry of deep imagery, not least in some of the poems exploring the experience of the female body post-operatively, such as in My Womb Is A Park Of Carnage…
This bountiful harvest of organs in the cracked sink.
Slurping bodily fluids on the floor.
The lonesome hair of this lab rat enduring tailored hopelessness.
Buttered by fear, blindly winking.
Depleting fertility, the youthful marrows.
Health culled, blister burns, solidified blood.
The hospital highs, vampiric skin.
A specimen in the jar, this disposable beauty.
The diagnostic conundrum, the monochromatic health.
No more premenstrual beauty.
These fermenting fires.
Windowless with this yawning dawn.
This cerebral cortex mush, slithering out of bed.
Suckling at hospital allocated opioid.
The toilet bowl is a glistening stone monument.
Bedazzled by urine.
I am obituary thin today, this makes me gasp with whizzy delight.
I am insidious to healthy, plump plush pink people.
This maddening blizzard depression will not shed its snowy coat
My womb is a park of carnage.
THE COCONUT GIRL will be published in November 2020.