Medha Singh

Medha Singh is a poet from New Delhi. Her first collection of poems Ecdysis (2017) has been published by PoetryPrimero, Mumbai. Her poems have previously appeared
or are forthcoming in Nether, Coldnoon, Muse India, The Bombay Literary Magazine, The Journal of the Poetry Society, Indian Cultural Forum, Hakara, Stag Hill Literary Journal (UK). The Bangalore Review, Poetry at Sangam, and several others. Her poems are forthcoming in the Sahitya Akademi (The Indian Academy of Letters) and Red Hen (US) anthologies of Contemporary Indian Writing. Her interests range widely, between philosophy, photography, cinema, music and painting, owed largely to filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. She is former Editor-at-Large at Coldnoon. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

  • Ecdysis

    About the Book

    After reading the book, one is left with a haunting feeling of something that cannot be revived but lived only through the traces that it leaves in the mind. The poet dives deep into the labyrinths of time to fish out moments that are close to her.

    Details that would otherwise be overlooked take on a life of their own and narrate their stories for those who are willing to listen. Medha Singh’s poems demand the reader to not be a mute spectator but feel these snippets of memories as much as they yearn to share. Powerful imagery and the attempt to capture them through words has been done beautifully. – Semeen Ali

    For Medha Singh, the poem is often a subterfuge for story; the desire to be a poet is a circularity of purpose; and poetry itself is the beginning and end of trust. Prickling in all directions, uneven, at times unsteady, she chases “itinerant darkness”, achieves rare moments of equanimity, even grace. Mundane reality is a fitting anti-climax, closure an escape.