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  • Keywords
    • woman poet,
    • Canadian poet,
    • first-generation Canadian,
    • poems about family,
    • poems about land,
    • poems about culture,
    • poems about identity

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Where the Lotus Blooms
by Neha Radhika Chand

Divided into three chapters, Where the Lotus Blooms explores the natural elements of our world—fire, earth, and water—and unites them with our human experiences. Told from the voice of a first-generation Canadian woman, this poetry collection is inspired by Neha Chand’s life experiences, personal hardships, shedding a light on generational differences and exposing the patriarchy. Through detailed imagery, trauma is brought to life, as is the healing process. Through evocative lyricism and potent symbols, each poem offers a glimpse into Neha’s convictions and shares a piece of her soul. Yet she continuously speaks to our shared experiences and our interconnectedness, encouraging us to bloom just as the lotus does. It is through Neha’s words where our voices are heard and felt: She might not be your heir She may not rule kingdoms but like the earth she bears your violence like the rain she quenches your thirst She won’t carry your name But she will carry your sins She will hide them in her veil And sacrifice them, in her name She will heal your ego as she disguises her wounds She will ignite your passions while you succumb to yours she will raise warriors feed nations birth daughters who will carry her story

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Neha Chand is a poet and public education teacher. She lives in Calgary, Alberta, and graduated from the University of Calgary with two degrees. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Secondary Education. As a first-generation Canadian woman, her poetry reflects life as a bilingual Canadian of immigrant parents and life as a woman in today’s world. Visit Neha on Instagram @neharadhikachand to read more of her beautiful poetry.


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