POEM: Alolika Dutta

A Lamppost Amid Trees

Orange reflections rising from
the foliage: a forest fire
burning into the night.


Alolika Dutta is a poet based in Bombay. Her work has appeared in The Indian QuarterlyIndian Cultural ForumThe Boston GlobeScrollThe Punch Magazine, among others, and is forthcoming in The Penguin Book of Modern Indian PoetsThe Helter Skelter Anthology of New Writing, and Aainanagar, a bilingual (English and Bangla) journal.

Photo by Dutta.

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